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The first and the last

The first and the last

For the British Empire, Mons was "the first and the last”: the first and the last of the great battles of the First World war.

Bruce Harvey, a Canadian soldier, has taken part in the liberation of the city. The war is over. But he will have now have to find peace in his heart and somehow try to find a way for life to resume its normal course.

32 km
max. 95 m
min. 32 m
259 m
-279 m

Starting point

2-40 Grand Place
7000 Mons
Lat : 50.455Lng : 3.95258
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Town hall – plaque in honour of the Canadian Army

A plaque in honour of the Canadian liberators

2-40 Grand Place 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.455Lng : 3.95258
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Casteau - "The first and the last” monument and bronze plaque

Two monuments that commemorate the start and the end of the war for the soldiers of the British Empire

7 Chaussée DE BRUXELLES 7061 Mons
Lat : 50.505Lng : 3.99799
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Ville-sur-Haine – Memorial to Private Price

A memorial in honour of the Canadian soldier who died two minutes before the end of hostilities on the 11th November 1918.

259-267 Rue de Mons 7070 Mons
Lat : 50.4745Lng : 4.06752
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Saint-Symphorien military cemetery – graves of George Edwin Ellison and John Parr

Facing one another are the graves of the first and last British soldiers to be killed in the First World War.

24 Rue Nestor Dehon 7030 Mons
Lat : 50.4327Lng : 4.01115
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Mons Memorial museum

A 21st century museum in a old water machine

51 Boulevard Dolez 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4502Lng : 3.95681
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