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.
The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott is an excellent and moving novel about the aftermath of 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?
When the Flemish people returning to Flanders Fields after Armistice Day 1918, they were greeted by scenes of total devastation.
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.
What led to 16 million people losing their lives? And what were the key battles in Flanders, Belgium?
A wonderful photo book of the Flemish war sites by photographer Bart Heirweg
If you want to visit the key battlefields around Ypres, you can do it yourself. But enlisting the help of one of the many specialist World War One battlefield tour guides available is a good idea. Not only do World War One battlefield tour guides they know the […]