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Very interesting. I watched an old movie recently about the WWII German rocket base at Peenemunde. I looked at the site on Google Earth and the base is easily seen and so are many bomb craters.


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currently reading Rommel's WW1 book 'Infantry Attacks'

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Very nice, thank you for sharing.

And is it just me, or did that first photo look like and old style Scottish links golf course?


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currently reading Rommel's WW1 book 'Infantry Attacks'

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Good photos.
 
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Sobering...


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It's impossible to imagine the carnage on these battlefields. On one of my trips to Europe I spent a couple days in Ypres and saw the usual sights. I remember visiting the Tyne Cot Cemetery and another with something like 50,000 unknowns.

In the city, I watched the ceremony where the buglers play "Last Post" every night.

Very sad.
 
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Very sobering
 
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It's been a hundred years. I didn't realize there were so many battlefields remaining. I thought they would have been built over.



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My grandfather was with the 89th Division in WWI. One of my biggest regrets is not having an opportunity to talk to him about it. He was killed in a car wreck while on a fishing trip when I was just 3.


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The Great War channel on youtube is an excellent 4 year study of this week-by-week history of WWI recounting the actions of 100 years ago.


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I first studied WWI seriously as a grad student taking 20th century US military history. I will never get over reading the stats and realizing that I had already lived longer than these millions I was reading about. The scale of the suffering is mind boggling.



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