Stefaan Bailleur from the website wandelverhaal.be describes how to spend a day in the town of Mesen/Messines in West Flanders.
A historical walk around Nieuwpoort and a review of the book “From The Ashes” which describes the reconstruction of the Westhoek
Discover the history of battlefield tours in Flanders Fields, and what makes a good battlefield tour guide.
Some thoughts on why we remember the soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. Plus news of upcoming posts on this topic.
The construction of the Menin Gate took place between 1922 and 1927 It commemorates Commonwealth soldiers who died during World War One.
Ypres was totally destroyed in the First World War yet took only 10 years to rebuild. Here’s the story of the Reconstruction of Ypres.
Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial in Zonnebeke, Belgium is one of the largest and most moving resting places for thousands of casualties in the First World War.
On November 11th 1918, at 11 a.m., the First World War came to an end. What happened that day in Belgium? And afterwards?
The history of the Menin Gate and the Last Post, an overview of Remembrance Day events, and where to see the LEGO Menin Gate!
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?
July 1917 saw the start of the Battle of Passchendaele. Here are three ways to remember.