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This cache was designed to give people an insight on the sacrifices made by Canadians during the Great War. There are 12 monuments you must visit to retrieve info needed to figure out where the final cache rests, which is a plastic tobacco container, painted olive drab, inside a ziploc bag. Inside are the log book, pencil, first finders card and various military related trinkets up for trade.
All the monuments are drive-ups and the final cache is a short distance away. I have secured written permission from the Landowners, Canada Lands, run by O&Y Enterprises, for you to be on this land. If you get far enough to "Go for the Final", PLEASE keep Fido at home, as there are no dogs allowed.
Alphabetically, you are looking for Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, Mons, Moreuil (Wood), Passchendaele, Somme, Sorrel, St Julien, St Quentin, Vimy and Ypres. The coordinates are for the most northerly one, and N51°00.861 W114°06.705 are the coordinates for the most southerly one. You'll have to figure out where the others are.
Place them in chronological order, starting with the earliest to the latest mention in their titles. When in doubt, month/year take precedence over month/day/year.
Your final format will be: N5A°BC.DEF, W11G°HI.JKL
Now, answer the following:
A: (7th) On what day in the month were there 50 casualties?
B: (2nd) The second digit of the Battalion
C: (9th) How many hundreds of kilometers north of Paris is this?
D: (3rd) Last digit of the number of casualties
E: (5th) Fourth digit in the number of dead
F: (6th) Last digit in the number of Cdn casualties
G: (1st) Day of the month divided by two
H: (4th) Second digit in the number of kilometers of frontage
I:(10th) Second digit in the number of casualties subtracted from the first date in the month
J:(12th) Add the two unlike digits in the year and subtract the day of the month the town was liberated
K: (8th) Last digit in the number of tanks
L:(11th) The most common digit in "Last ? days of the war" and "? casualties"
There are different possible answers mentioned in the monuments, so you must place them in the correct time order to arrive at the final answer.
[Monuments]: Ybbx ng gur fgerrg fvtaf.
[Final]: Tb vafvqr. Ol gur phg-bss fghzcf.