World War I certainly left its mark on Ypres, and today the town is awash with cemeteries, memorials and museums.
Doug Goodman, military history writer, describes how he and his family commemorated his uncle, who died in 1916 on the Somme.
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.
John Ruler discusses the Battle of Arras, one of the defining moments of World War I.
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.