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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 04:36 AM UTC
Matthew Lenton brings photos of a few exhibits from the "Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917" in Zonnebeke, Belgium, taken this summer.

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Thanks!
Ironmike
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 05:34 AM UTC
I would enjoy seeing this someday. Thanks for sharing Matthew. I was visiting my son in law and family in Cambridge back in 2012 - my third visit to the UK. I enjoyed it very much. The best museums around.
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:09 PM UTC
very cool; got to see the Mk. IV and FT-17 at Fort Meade, MD, a couple years ago. One of the items on my "bucket list" is to see the Somme, Ypres, etc., someday.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 04:24 AM UTC
It's certainly true that, relatively speaking, this a area of Belgium is no distance from the UK. Taking your car on the Eurotunnel is very fast and it's only an hour or two from the terminal, so if you happen to be visiting the relos in England again...
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:54 AM UTC
I would love to see the Museum. Especially in light of the two Canadian soldiers killed in Canada in the last couple of week Posted on Remembrance Day. We should thank all who served in the Military, especially those who gave their lives so we may live ous in freedom.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 01:37 PM UTC
Who was threatening your freedom in the first world war, or now, i was just wondering
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 03:08 PM UTC
Shall we just leave that thought hanging there rather than attempting to address such complex issues in this thread? It's just really not an appropriate space for such a discussion, fascinating though it may be, and I'm more than able to appreciate the various sentiments and views that there may be, but just not on the end of this feature...
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:49 PM UTC
I agree.

The causes of the Great War remain hotly debated 100 years hence. There is blame aplenty on both sides for actions that led to millions of dead and a political stalemate the required a second World War to settle.

One of the saddest days of my life was spent visiting Ft. Douamont and Verdun. The slaughter was just appalling. Food for thought.

But the dead deserve our respect and our honor, as they attempted to do what was asked of them. As the old saying goes, "all gave some, some gave all."
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:32 PM UTC

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I agree.

The causes of the Great War remain hotly debated 100 years hence. There is blame aplenty on both sides for actions that led to millions of dead and a political stalemate the required a second World War to settle.

One of the saddest days of my life was spent visiting Ft. Douamont and Verdun. The slaughter was just appalling. Food for thought.


But the dead deserve our respect and our honor, as they attempted to do what was asked of them. As the old saying goes, "all gave some, some gave all."



Well said Bill...Amen. If someone has to ask a question, such as the one that was asked, they have a skewed world view, IMHO....I'm just saying!? I have the highest repect for those that did thier duty HONORABLY for thier country especially those that died fighting for MY FREEDOM and that of MY COUNTRY.


Jeff C
Former US Army
Military Police

PS: Thanks for the pics and heads up on the museum. It was very informative.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:25 AM UTC
I have to say, that's not really what I had in mind when I asked to "leave that thought hanging"... I rather meant neither agreeing or disagreeing, so that neither view could appear to take precedence.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 02:42 AM UTC
Matthew, you are, of course, correct. But the Great War continues to perplex and even vex. World War 2 was a war of movement and "battles" took place in particular places. In the Great War, it all seems so pointless and confusing, so naturally we grope about for meaning or at least an "explanation."

I must confess that the more I study the war, the less I seem to understand.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 03:35 AM UTC
Great pictures, brings back a lot of memories from when my brother and I took my father to France and Belgium to see the battlefields his father fought in as a member of the Canadian Army in WWI. We stopped in at this museum and Menin Gate as well.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:29 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I have to say, that's not really what I had in mind when I asked to "leave that thought hanging"... I rather meant neither agreeing or disagreeing, so that neither view could appear to take precedence.



Sorry Matthew...I couldn't resist.