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A Belgian village that was the proving ground for the first modern (World War I) chemical weapons—chlorine, phosgene, mustard gas
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Within that salient lay Ypres itself, which the Germans desperately wished to take but which was defended resolutely against them throughout the war.
And with the centenary of "the war to end all wars" fast approaching, Ypres and the wider Flanders Fields will certainly become one of the main focal points for the commemorations.
Prize: for 2 people (18/over) return crossings Dover to Calais for a standard car and two passengers, priority boarding and entry to the exclusive Club Lounge, 2 nights 3* accommodation at the Ypres Novotel, sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, entry for 2 to the In Flanders Field Museum, three-course meal with a glass of wine at a choice of De Fonderie, Pacific Eiland or Old Tom (winner's choice, subject to availability at time of booking).
The trip runs from November 8-12 and includes the world-famous Armistice service held every year at the Menin Gate in Ypres.
A total of 13 Ian Ramsey pupils in Year 9 visited Ypres as part of an exchange with a Dutch school, organised by teacher Helena Butterfield The two schools agreed a joint study project looking at the Industrial Revolution and the First World War.
And there are another 50,000 names carved into the Menin Gate, near central Ypres.
Almost 35,000 more of those who disappeared during the battles of Ypres Salient are in a neighbouring cemetery in Passchendaele.
The families of the men who lost their lives in the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914 were also in Belgium this weekend to mark the centenary, which also included a ceremony at Gheluvelt to honour the fallen from the South Wales Borderers.
Thomas arrived in Boulogne on April 17, was sent to the area around Ypres, and was killed within seven days of his arrival on the Continent.
Yn y bennod, sydd i'w darlledu nos Fercher, cawn ddilyn un o dripiau tramor cwmni Bysiau Cwm Taf i Wlad Belg ar gyfer gwasanaeth coffa Dydd y Cadoediad yn Menin Gate, Ypres.
It doesn't matter whether you are in your armchair, on foot, on a bicycle, or in a car, "Understanding the Ypres Salient" will effortlessly transport you to Ypres Salient, where you will be able to visualize what happened.
Originally published in French in 1917, this diary documents events in the town of Ypres, Belgium, between October 1914 and May 1915 during the Flanders campaign of World War II, as Soeur Marguerite of the Sisters of Lamotte worked with the FriendsAE Ambulance Unit and local priest Camille Delaere to help the civilian population.