When the Flemish people returning to Flanders Fields after Armistice Day 1918, they were greeted by scenes of total devastation.
Why were poppies so numerous on the fields of Flanders? And how did they become the symbol of remembrance?
Four ways to remember the start of the Battle of Passchendaele
Two walks through the heart of Flanders Fields to some of the most poignant World War One cemeteries
Steven Vandenbussche, Curator of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, describes his favourite locations in Belgium
An exhibition at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres focuses on the contribution of Canadian soldiers in the First World War
The MMP17 is a museum dedicated to the horrendous bloodbath that was the Battle of Passchendaele
Talbot House in Poperinge is one of the most evocative First World War sites
After 11 November 1918, life returned to normal in Flanders. Except that it didn’t
The horror of war extends beyond the human tragedy.
What led to 16 million people losing their lives? And what were the key battles in Flanders, Belgium?
A post with a difference today. But still within the theme of “discovering Belgium”. I would like to draw your attention to a double exhibition called War and Trauma taking place in Ghent and Ypres that focuses on the physical and mental consequences of war, from the First […]
A powerful exhibition of Trench Art at the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, by British sculptor Stephen Hurst, refocuses our minds on the tragedy of war.
If you want to visit the key World War One battlefields around Ypres, you can always do it yourself, but enlisting the help of one of the many specialist tour guides available is a good idea.