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St. Symphorien Cemetery, east of Mons, was established by the German Army in 1914 after the opening salvoes of the First World War. Private John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed on the Western Front, is buried here. So too is Private George Price, from Falmouth, Nova Scotia, who’s recognized as the last soldier of the British Empire to die in the First World War — at 10:58 on the morning of November 11, 1918. St. Symphorien contains the graves of 284 German soldiers along with 227 British, and t

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Time and the war

Roaming First World War sites and cemeteries in northern France and Belgium, Stephen Smith reflects on what time heals — and what it can’t 

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial monument with sheep grazing

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Let the quiet have its say

There are many ways to honour those who served and died in global conflicts, such as going to memorials — but perhaps it’s best to spend time there alone

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Vimy centennial park aerial view vimy national historic site

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New commemorative park opens at Vimy Ridge

The Vimy Foundation Centennial Park provides a home for 100 repatriated ‘Vimy Oaks’ and is intended to be a space for reflection on the decisive battle

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chateau de saumur and the town of saumur

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Cycling the Loire Valley, home to châteaux and chenin blanc

Discover the highlights of this UNESCO-protected gem known as the cradle of French wine and cuisine

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Travel tips: Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Here’s what to know before you go

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