First World War
Talbot House in Poperinge is one of the most evocative First World War sites in Belgium. It was used by soldiers for rest and relaxation before returning to the Front. It’s still very much as it used to be 100 years ago.
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.
A powerful exhibition of Trench Art at the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, by British sculptor Stephen Hurst, refocuses our minds on the tragedy of war.Â Read More »Stephen Hurst’s exhibition of Trench Art in Ypres