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UNESCO Recognition Sought For WW1 Memorials in France & Belgium

Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    Can't think of a reason to knock them back?
    "BRUSSELS — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end.
    The Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War I took place, is dotted with monuments to the dead who fought on battlefields ranging from Verdun in France to Passchendaele in Belgium.
    The war between a group led by Germany against France, the British Commonwealth and the United States saw some 3 million people die around the front line, which stretched from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border. More than 2 million men are buried in the region.
    A UNESCO panel will assess it and 29 other nominations at a meeting in Bahrain that starts Sunday."

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