Myself and two friends, one who lost 6 great uncles in the carnage, went over to France and Belgium to see the sights of the slaughter. Driving past Cemetery after Cemetery gives an idea of the horrendous losses but visiting actual battlefield memorials like Vimy Ridge and the Menin Gate in Ypres really grabs at the throat and makes you feel quite humbled.
At the Menin Gate, at 8 PM, 365 days a year since 1928, except for the period of occupation during WW2, a ceremony of rememberance is carried out.
A link to the Menin Gate greatwar.co.uk/westfront/yp...
A Link to Vimy Ridge Memorial