Category: Flanders Fields

the Poppies of Flanders FieldsFlanders Fields in Belgium was the scene of four years of seemingly unending human and animal suffering. And even after the 1918 Armistice, the land was literally a minefield. Today it’s full of museums and cemeteries commemorating the First World War in Flanders.

Discovering Belgium introduces you to many of these sites, such as Tyne Cot and Passchendaele. Or the soldiers’ rest house in Poperinge: Talbot House. It describes the history behind such places, and where to walk and cycle in the area.

Click on the links below to travel back in time to the 1914-1918 period, and discover some of the most haunting sites in Flanders Fields.

 

War and Trauma exhibitions

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 […]