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26/8/2007

First memorial unveiled on bloodied fields to honour fallen Scots heroes

THEFIRSTSCOTTISH MEMORIAL on the fields of the western front was unveiledinFlanders yesterday, a tribute to all Scotswhodiedinthe first world war. The Celtic Cross marks the importance of Scottish engagement in the Passchendaele region, where no commemoration to the many thousands killed in battle had previously existed.

It follows a two-year fundraising campaign by Scottish regiments to have a national landmark in Flanders similar to the Irish tower in Messines. for more click here

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