Retracing a WWI Soldier's Fate in Rural France: The Rise of Ancestry Travel

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Retracing a WWI Soldier's Fate in Rural France: The Rise of Ancestry Travel

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A DISTINCTLY un-gallic mural greets visitors entering the small French town of Villers-Bretonneux. Driving into the tree-lined main square you can spot a wall drawing of a young boy gently resting on top of a kangaroo, while next to it a girl cuddles another kangaroo. Nearby, a signpost directs you to the town’s Franco-Australian museum. These are some of the many indications that, 100 years ago, this quiet corner of the northern French countryside emerged front and center in a global conflict that united some unlikely…

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