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The Amateur Traveler Visits the Start of World War I A Century Ago

amateur traveler logo Chris Christensen, whose website amateurtraveler.com always provides  lots of information about world travel, recently traveled to Flanders, Belgium one of the sites where the start of  World War I fighting began. He toured sites in the area and discussed with Paul the huge history that can be explored as the start of World War I began just a century ago this year. Flanders is important because it is the location of many of the war’s historic sites and major battles, even though Belgium was a neutral country.  The war was the birthplace for new innovations such as the tank and poison gas.  Reminders of these things and other aspects of the war, such as cemeteries, newly discovered ordinances and aerial photography can be found in local museums in the area. Chris describes these and other impressions with Paul.