Memorial and Military Tourism

Belgium

 

 Waterloo

Waterloo Memorial - Belgium

Waterloo is the place in Belgium, where Napoleon lost the battle against the allied troops commanded by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Marshal Blucher in June 1815. Waterloo attractions are one of the most popular reasons travelers and tourists come to Brussels. Located just south of Brussels, Waterloo highlights include The Wellington Museum, St. Joseph’s Church and multiple battlefield attractions...

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France

 

 Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park

Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park, France

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is situated  about eight kilometers northeast of Arras, France and overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge. The Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the first occasion whereupon all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force participated in a battle as a cohesive formation...

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 Etaples Military Cemetery

Etaples Military Cemetery - France

Etaples Military Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery, situated in Etaples, called “Eat Apples”, near Boulogne on the north-west coast of France. The cemetery holds over 11,500 dead from both World War I and World War II. During the First World War, Etaples area was a place where Commonwealth reinforcement camps and hospitals were concentrated. It was accessible by railway from both the Northern and the Southern battlefields and remote from attack...

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 Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France

The Thiepval Memorial and is situated near by Pozieres village and  is well signposted from many locations on the Somme battlefield.
The monument  is the largest of the most emotive memorials to the Missing from any War in which British soldiers have died. It commemorates almost 73000 soldiers who died on the Somme battlefields between July 1915 and 20th March 1918, who have no known grave...

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 Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery

Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, France

The Great World War /1914-1918/ was believed by many people to be “The War to End All Wars”. Thousands of families around the world were affected by the tragedy, losing husbands, sons and relatives. The 1914-1918 battlefields of French Flanders are located in an area of Northern France, historically called the provinces of Flanders and the County of Artois. The region was the most badly damaged of all the areas in France on the Western Front by the four-years’ warfare...

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