A historical tour of Ypres

World War I certainly left its mark on Ypres, and today the town is awash with cemeteries, memorials and museums. 

Persistence pays off in search of uncle

Doug Goodman, military history writer, describes how he and his family commemorated his uncle, who died in 1916 on the Somme.

Find Herbert: a long-lost relative

John Ruler looks at how his love of Nord-Pas de Calais helped him discover a long-lost relative who perished in World War I.

The Battle of Arras

John Ruler discusses the Battle of Arras, one of the defining moments of World War I.

The cemeteries of Boulogne

One of the top three cross-Channel ports that received supplies and troops in World War I, Boulogne-sur-Mer still bears the scars today.

Forgotten battles

John Ruler discusses some of the lesser-known battles of the Great War. 

The battle of Loos

Learn about one of World War I’s most important battles.