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Premier League to finance football pitch in Ypres

The Premier League is to build an all-weather football pitch in Belgium as part of World War I Centenary commemorations. The Daily Mirror reports that a high-tech ā€˜3Gā€™ pitch will be opened in Ypres and will be the venue for … Continue reading

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CWGC restores Ypres’ Menin Gate for Centenary

Commonwealth War Graves Commission staff are working to prepare the Menin Gate in Ypres for the Centenary of World War I in 2014. Since early spring, horticultural staff have carried out turf renovation in and around the site. In addition, … Continue reading

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Ypres ceremony links to Flanders Fields Memorial Garden

On Monday 11 November, 62 British and Belgian schoolchildren will participate in a special ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres as part of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden project. The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is being built alongside the … Continue reading

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Canadian soldiers added to Dorchester memorial

The names of two Dorset men who lost their lives fighting with the Canadian forces in World War I have been added to a war memorial in Dorchester. Charlie Cutt and George Quinton were omitted from the monument when it … Continue reading

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