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November 9, 2014

Lest We Forget

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“We’ll be home for Christmas” was the typical retort of the lads in Europe as hostilities commenced in 1914. Well a century later we know that wasn’t the case. Four years of ever increasing devastation. Trench warfare as the 20th Century machine age began. The soft tissues of life lost…

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Triumph Motorcycles had their single cylinder Model H utilized to get much needed messages to the front lines from the rear echelons.

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Other uses included adding a machine gun to a sidecar combination.

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The 90km from the Ypres Salient to Calais probably took an hour. The Front at Ypres was maintained for four years.