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Does the WW1 tourist trade exploit the memory of the fallen?

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One hundred years after the start of World War One, visitors to Ypres are paying tribute to the soldiers who died there. Local shops offer a huge array of souvenirs - but are mugs and chocolate poppies an appropriate way to remember the soldiers who lost their lives? At sunrise last Sunday morning I walked through the Menin Gate and out of Ypres, heading north across Flanders fields to the village of Langemark. Continue Reading

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