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WWI unexploded shell goes off near Ypres, Belgium

From several sources a couple of weeks ago. Unexploded munitions from both World Wars lurk, barely buried, particularly in northern regions of Europe. Sadly, this is not a rare occurrence even a century after that first conflict. The reason I … Continue reading

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Cats, Cats and More Cats!

 Cieper – a festival mascot Note – The most recent Cat Festival in Ypres, Belgium was in 2009. The next one is in 2012. Every three years, on the 2nd weekend in May, there is a super-sized festival in Ieper (Ypres), … Continue reading

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