Pupils visit French and Belgium battlefields25.11.2008
Several school pupils recently visited battlefields and graveyards in France and Belgium as part of the Armistice Day commemorations.
The young people took in around 16 cemeteries, which range from small locations in the middle of fields to others which contain thousands of graves, according to the Harrow Observer.
One of the travellers Karen Street stated that when the group visited some of the World War One trenches they were flooded as a result of rain.
The group was brought together by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which aimed to give young people the chance to take part in the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day.
Other places visited by the students included a trip to Menin Gate, which is located in Ypres, Belgium.
It is particuarly well known as the place where the last post is played every night to commemorate those who died in the war.
Ypres is around 50 kilometres from the French ferry port of Dunkerque.
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