World War One

Vietnam Veteran on The Western Front

Walking battlefields can be very memorable, as can the many people we meet doing so; one such person is Nick Ragland, who we recently took on a battlefield tour of France and Belgium. Nick, a retired United States Marine Corps Captain and a veteran of the Vietnam War back in the 1960s has for a long time had a great interest in World War One

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Lance Corporal Jack Nisbet

Lance Corporal John Richard Nisbet (Jack) served with 458 West Riding Field Company, Royal Engineers, 49th West Riding Division.  He landed at Le Harve on 21th June 1915 and his first real experience of the Great War was on Tuesday 13th July 1915 when his unit was subjected to heavy bombardment on the banks of the Yser canal. The 49th Division then formed the Divisional

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The Menin Gate

Since the 1920s at exactly 2000 hours, or 8:00 pm, every night the sound of the bugle can be heard in the Belgium town of Ypres, as the local fireman play The Last Post under The Menin Gate as a salute to the many soldiers who fell during The Great War of 1914 – 1918. It is without doubt one of the most moving moments

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