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  • Christmas in Arras

    By Ian Bancroft. January 9th, 2018

    France Travel

    The Great War, the centenary of whose conclusion will be widely observed this year, devastated most of Arras, which locals claim was the only town in France to be on the front-line for the wars entire duration. It has since been meticulously restored, and is now a place to remember those who sacrificed both in battles for - and to resurrect - Arras.

  • Oradour-sur-Glane massacre

    By Ian Bancroft. September 24th, 2017

    France Travel

    On 10th June 1944, Nazi forces surrounded and then besieged the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, rounding-up and murdering 642 men, women and children; one of the largest mass murders by the occupying German forces.