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ONLINE: Riding Through The Ruins by Tom Isitt
The presentation will be live and online. The talk will look at the battlefields of France and Belgium in the immediate aftermath of the war, the establishment and subsequent reduction of the Zone Rouge, and a mad sporting event that took place across these battlefields in 1919 to celebrate the return of peace. The Circuit des Champs de Batai…
Riding through the ruins of war on the Circuit des Champs de Bataille
In April 1919, barely six months after hostilities had ceased, the toughest bicycle race in history was staged across the former battlefields of the Western Front. It was an event that proved so hard it would never be staged again. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Western Front Association we have been dipping into the archives; what foll…