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Peter Collman
Jan 25, 2018

World War One Sites at 100 Years.


Edited: Apr 1, 2018

I am a huge fan of history and there are plenty of centennial anniversary remembrances to take in concerning the war to end all wars. Having thraveled to Ypres in Belgium and plannig a Spring 2018 trip to the Somme in France,I feel so much closer to this history. Wheelchair travel throught the old trenches is difficult at best but there are plenty of accessible museums and tours that can give you a decent idea of the scope of war and those who fought in these various campaigns. My advice is to contact local touring groups, mentioned you wheelchair needs, and go from there.

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