YPRES AND THE GREAT WAR
By Simon Farr
Ypres a small Flemish market town, just over the border from France, quite similar to many towns in Belgium, that was until 1914 (the outbreak of the First World War). The town of Ypres was the scene of some of the worst fighting of the war. Ypres was described as being all the horrors of the Somme and the hell of Verdun. The consequences were drastic with 500,000 dead in an area of 25 square kilometers.
After the war Ypres became one of the most important
Through the series of link pages below I aim to give an outline of what happened:
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