In Flanders Fields, a century on: How the scars of war still pockmark Ypres as Europe prepares to remember the 100th anniversary of the first shots of the slaughter

August 4, 2014 10:15 AM

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It was the war which ravaged Europe and changed the world forever - a cataclysmic conflict which a horrified world swore never to forget.

And, true to their word, one hundred years after the first shots were fired in the devastating conflict, the trenches, shells and muddy craters can still be seen in one of the First World War's most famous battlefields in Ypres.

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