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|This museum was started in 1919 by the grandfather of the present owner, who preserved part of the trench system that remained in what the British Army called Sanctuary Wood. The wood got its name in the First Battle of Ypres in 1914, when men separated from their regiments came to this wooded area - a safe area away from the main fighting, a place of 'sanctuary' - to await to rejoin their unit...||09/18/2009||527|
|The Passchendaele Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the Second Battle of Passchendaele of world War I. The memorial is located on the former site of Crest Farm, an objective captured by the 4th Canadian Division during the assault of 30 October 1917.|
|Saint Julien Wood is a section of forested land in Belgium, near Langemark at the north east of the Ypres Salient. During World War I, the location was known as 'Vancouver Corner'. Kitchener's Wood is close by. It is where one of the most infamous battles of World War I occurred from the 22nd to 24th of April, 1915 between the 5th, 8th, 10th and 15th Battalions of the 2nd Brigade of the Canadia...||08/14/2009||256|
|The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Canadian Expeditionary Force members who were killed during the World War I. The 91-hectare (220-acre) preserved battlefield park that surrounds the monument encompasses the grounds over which the Canadian Corps made their assault during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a mil...||08/17/2009||388|
|The 42.5-acre Aisne-Marne Cemetery and Memorial in France, its headstones lying in a sweeping curve, sits at the foot of the hill where stands Belleau Wood. The cemetery contains the graves of 2,289 war dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne valley in the summer of 1918. The memorial chapel sits on a hillside, decorated with sculptured and stained-glass details of wartime pe...||08/15/2009||210|
|A memorial tower to the World War I dead was erected on the Rohrbühl hill in Münchberg, in far northeast Bavaria, in 1935-37. The site is practically unchanged today, except for the removal of the eagle and swastika over the doorway (a memorial sarcophagus on the inside of the tower (not open today) was also removed).|
|The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles. There are also panels for those who died or wer...||09/04/2009||461|
|Sanctuary of Truth, Prasat Sut Ja-Tum, Buddish temple in Pattaya, Thailand||07/21/2006||536|
|Juno Beach was one of the landing sites for Allied invaders on the coast of Normandy during D-Day. It was situated between Sword Beach and Gold Beach. It is also known as the Canadian beach, as it was assigned to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division (with the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade). Juno Beach stretched from Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer on the east to Courseulles-sur-Mer on the west. Both assault ...||12/17/2008||1,805|
|Australian War Memorial and numerous other memorials, Canberra - A piece of history.
Wikipedia: Canberra's 322,000 residents live in a planned city originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin, although the Burley Griffin design has now been altered significantly, notably by changing the location of Parliament House from the lak...
|Gweek seal sanctuary on Helford River in Cornwall
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|Built by Canadian servicemen in 1942, the metal bridge is a Callender-Hamilton Truss type to allow passage of wartime tanks over the River Lydden, saving the old masonry bridge a few feet away. When the photo was taken, resurfacing had exposed the wooden double-length-sleeper deck, which was found to be partially rotted and required complete replacement, extending closure of the bridge from 10 ...||11/13/2009||290|