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Flanders Fields (Belgium). 'For much of the 20th  century, Flanders  Fields were synonymous  not with potato and hop  production but with poppies  and death in the wake  of the mindless battles of  WWI. The area around Ypres  remains dotted with moving,  manicured graveyards where  white memorial crosses bear  silent witness in seemingly  endless rows.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belgium/flanders/ypres

Flanders Fields (Belgium). 'For much of the 20th century, Flanders Fields were synonymous not with potato and hop production but with poppies and death in the wake of the mindless battles of WWI. The area around Ypres remains dotted with moving, manicured graveyards where white memorial crosses bear silent witness in seemingly endless rows.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belgium/flanders/ypres

British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German and British soldiers play a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches. | 21 Photos Of People Being Wonderful Throughout History

During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German and British soldiers play a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches. | 21 Photos Of People Being Wonderful Throughout History

A Soldier of World War One 1914 -1918, online interactive timeline, great source for UK military history from the 1700 onwards. Visit the Museum at after Easter

A Soldier of World War One 1914 -1918, online interactive timeline, great source for UK military history from the 1700 onwards. Visit the Museum at after Easter

This is a little brass tin issued to soldiers by Princess Mary in Christmas 1914, originally containing chocolate & cigarettes, and a pencil in a bullet case. The card inside reads 'With best wishes for a victorious New Year, from the Princess Mary and friends at home.'

This is a little brass tin issued to soldiers by Princess Mary in Christmas 1914, originally containing chocolate & cigarettes, and a pencil in a bullet case. The card inside reads 'With best wishes for a victorious New Year, from the Princess Mary and friends at home.'

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