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Tourcaster - Free Sample - Ieper Walking Tour show

Tourcaster - Free Sample - Ieper Walking TourJoin Now to Follow

The Ieper (Ypres) Salient was a constant focus of activity throughout the course of the Great War - "The war to end all wars". When one hears tales of trenches feet deep in water, and of soldiers struggling uphill through muddy quagmires, with enemy fire raining down upon them, Belgian Flanders epitomises the struggle. Here, muddy patches of barren treeless land were fought over, backwards and forwards for 4 years, with hardly any change in the line of the Western Front, but at massive human cost. On these tours you will see what remains even after 90 years; trenches, craters, bunkers and of course cemeteries, which by nature of the decision made not to repatriate the dead, lie silently and peacefully at the then epicentre of the fighting.<br> <br> For anyone who has thought about visiting the Western Front to find out more, or needs to put what they know into perspective, these tours are a rare opportunity to do so and see for yourself, at your own pace. The sample Ieper Walking Tour examines the mediaeval town at the centre of the Salient (a bulge in the line which had to be defended on all sides) and introduces the visitor to the major sites, and discusses the role of the town in the war.

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Tourcaster - Ieper Driving 1 Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Ieper Driving 1 Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

The Ieper (Ypres) Salient was a constant focus of activity throughout the course of the Great War - "The war to end all wars". When one hears tales of trenches feet deep in water, and of soldiers struggling uphill through muddy quagmires, with enemy fire raining down upon them, Belgian Flanders epitomises the struggle. Here, muddy patches of barren treeless land were fought over, backwards and forwards for 4 years, with hardly any change in the line of the Western Front, but at massive human cost. On these tours you will see what remains even after 90 years; trenches, craters, bunkers and of course cemeteries, which by nature of the decision made not to repatriate the dead, lie silently and peacefully at the then epicentre of the fighting. For anyone who has thought about visiting the Western Front to find out more, or needs to put what they know into perspective, these tours are a rare opportunity to do so and see for yourself, at your own pace. Part 1 of the driving tour visits many iconic sites which names may be familiar such as Hooge, Hellfire Corner, Polygon Wood, Essex Farm (where John McCrae wrote "In Flanders Fields") and of course Passchaendale, but also investigates their history - in some cases little known. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Ieper Driving 2 Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Ieper Driving 2 Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

The Ieper (Ypres) Salient was a constant focus of activity throughout the course of the Great War - "The war to end all wars". When one hears tales of trenches feet deep in water, and of soldiers struggling uphill through muddy quagmires, with enemy fire raining down upon them, Belgian Flanders epitomises the struggle. Here, muddy patches of barren treeless land were fought over, backwards and forwards for 4 years, with hardly any change in the line of the Western Front, but at massive human cost.<br> <br> On these tours you will see what remains even after 90 years; trenches, craters, bunkers and of course cemeteries, which by nature of the decision made not to repatriate the dead, lie silently and peacefully at the then epicentre of the fighting. For anyone who has thought about visiting the Western Front to find out more, or needs to put what they know into perspective, these tours are a rare opportunity to do so and see for yourself, at your own pace.<br> <br> Part 2 will continue the journey around the Messine Ridge where mine craters remain to bear silent witness to the terrible fighting in the area, visiting places such as Messine, Ploegsteert and the infamous Hill 60. It also visits the Staff Headquarters town of Poperinge (&#147;Pop&#148; in tommy parlance) and Talbot House &#150; the original Toc H. This is track one of a multi-track tour, visit www.tourcaster.com to download the complete tour. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Brussels - Grand Place Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Brussels - Grand Place Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998, this square has been a functioning marketplace since the 15th century. Take in the beauty of the Belfry Tower, Town Hall and the House of the King, not to mention all the elegant Guild Houses. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.Tourcaster.com

By Tourcaster.com

Radiopodcast show

RadiopodcastJoin Now to Follow

podcast, België, Belgium, Dutch, Nederlands, Vlaams, Podcasting, podvertise, podvertising, Luc Mertens, Mertens Media

By Luc Mertens

BoekenCast.be - Alle kanalen show

BoekenCast.be - Alle kanalenJoin Now to Follow

BoekenCast.be, de eerste digitale literaire podcastzender