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VOTING RESULTS
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Bahamas
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Belgium
28
6%
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Canada
4
1%
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Egypt
1
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England
179
37%
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France
66
14%
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Germany
24
5%
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Greece
7
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Israel
9
2%
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Italy
17
4%
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Jamaica
2
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Jordan
1
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Malta
5
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Poland
1
0%
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The Netherlands
1
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United States of America
75
16%
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other (explain)
17
4%
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no preference
44
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP wonders...

What do people think is the best country to visit in order to be able to visit a lot of military history sites covering a wide period of history, with the backup of good quality museums and so on (but, just for a chnge, not wargaming shops!).

England has a high density of battlefield sites, castles, military museums, and so on covering Iron Age up to modern day.

Wales has a goodly lot of pre-industrial age sites, but they tend to be along The Marches or along the coast (all those mountains get in the way of building castles and having battles). Scotland is a bit similar lots of stuff, but quite spread out so hard to see a lot in a day.

Struggled to find much in some European countries like Sweden and Germany. I realise that's probably due to familiarity as much as anything.

Haven't tried a military history tour in the States things seem to be long way apart. grin

So the rambling approach gets to this poll question:

Which country would you recommend visiting in order to see in a single vacation a lot of military history sites covering a wide period of history, with the backup of good quality military museums?

(Take into account ease of travel between sites, etc. not much point saying "you must see Pearl Harbor and Gettysburg 'cos it ain't going to happen on the same trip !)

(Poll options taken from this pre-poll discussion.)