First World War

From The Ashes

A historical walk around Nieuwpoort

A historical walk around Nieuwpoort and a review of the book “From The Ashes” which describes the reconstruction of the Westhoek

Salient by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr.

Salient by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.

Salient by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr. is a book-length poem that combines reflections on the Battle of Passchendaele with the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Chöd,

First World War Quiz

First World War Quiz

This new Discovering Belgium Quiz focuses on the First World War. Answer these 20 multiple-choice questions and share your score!

remember the casualties of war

Why do we remember the casualties of war?

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.

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.

Sonian Forest Memorial to Foresters First World War

Is this the Belgian Stonehenge?

I pay a visit to a mysterious megalithic stone circle deep in La Forêt de Soignes just outside Brussels.