Armistice Day

Tyne Cot

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.

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.

Horses were used a lot in the First World War to pull wagons, machinery and guns

Animals in the First World War

The horror of war extends beyond the human tragedy. Over 8 million horses died during the First World War