Category: History

Here you can find a number of articles on various historical topics. Heavily featured is the First World War and its impact on Belgium, such as How did it all begin, and What happened after the Armistice?

I also cover the rise and fall of the Flemish cloth industry, and various processions that commemorate historical events, such as the procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges.

Much more is covered, although Belgium has such a rich history that I would need a whole blog to even touch on it.

Flanders Fields reconstruction after Armistice 1918

Armistice Day 1918: What Happened Next?

Armistice Day 1918 marked the end of the First World War. We tend to think “phew, that was that!” and believe that people could finally get “back to normal”. But to the Flemish returning to Flanders Fields, they were greeted by desolation and danger. It marked the start of a huge clear-up of the devastated landscape.