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Isthmus of Panama

In Panama, the shores of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are only about 60 km apart. This makes the isthmus a truly strategic location for global transportation. A hundred years ago the Panama Canal was opened and since then allows ships go directly from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific. This obviously was not possible …

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The way to the Western Front – Bavay

Bavay was briefly site of the headquarters of the British army in August 1914, before the great retreat began after the battle of Mons. The road leading south-west from Bavay towards Le Cateau was used by the retreating forces and the German army following suit. Therefore, following that road gives some idea about the circumstances …

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