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Sep 19, 2018 - Rheims

We are staying tonight in the ancient city of Rheims, where we will make our base for 3 days as we go out to tour other sites. Founded by the Gauls, Rheims became a major city during the period of the Roman Empire and played a prominent ceremonial role in French history as the traditional site of the crowning of the kings of France. The Cathedral of Reims (damaged by the Germans during the First World War but restored since, although they are still working on it) is a gorgeous Gothic cathedral with many similarities to the cathedral at...

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Sep 17, 2018 - Beginning the World War Battlefield Tour

Met my tour group this morning at 8:30 to board the bus. There are 15 of us, including 5 women. We have 2 guides, one of them a WWI historian and the other one the guy who does all the logistics. He and about 2/3 of the group are from Gettysburg and have all done several of these battlefield tours together. I’m about the youngest, except for Anthony, the unofficial tour photographer. I thought most of the people would have ancestors who had fought in the war, but it turns out that only 3 of us are in that category. The rest are just...

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