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Where to walk in West Flanders

Where to walk in West Flanders

West Flanders offers some beautiful landscapes for hikers. Here are some resources to help you decide where to walk in West Flanders.

In Memoriam by Alice Winn

In Memoriam by Alice Winn

In Memoriam by Alice Winn is a wonderful and gripping account of love between two young men amidst the brutality of the First World War.

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,

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.

Cloth Hall and Grote Markt Ypres

The Reconstruction of Ypres

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.

Walking where many had fallen

Two walks that take you through the heart of Flanders Fields to some of the most poignant World War One cemeteries.

Stretcher bearers at Passchendaele, August 1917

Canadians in Belgium: 1914-18

An exhibition at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres focuses on the contribution of Canadian soldiers in the First World War