Agenda ’17

Guardians of the Fallen
Experiences of IWGC staff in post WW1 Belgium

25-01-2018

Onder de titel "Gateways to the First World War" organiseren het In Flanders Fields Museum en de Universiteit van Kent (School of History) in het academiejaar 2017-2018 een reeks van acht seminars.
De lezingen vinden plaats op donderdagavond en zijn gratis toegankelijk
voor alle geïnteresseerden. De voertaal is Engels.

De vier lezingen die doorgaan in Ieper vinden plaats om 19u15
in de leeszaal van het In Flanders Fields Museum, Sint-Maartensplein 3.

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Donderdag 25 januari 2018 om 19u15
Guardians of the Fallen
Experiences of IWGC staff in post First World War Belgium
Dr. Glyn Prysor and Andrew Featherston
(Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

After the end of the Great War, the task of burying the dead and building war cemeteries began. Ieper became home to many of the gardeners and staff of the IWGC (now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission). This talk explores their experiences, from the conditions in which they worked, to the way they saw their task. It highlights how their everyday lives changed over the years, and shows how these ‘guardians of the fallen’ give us a fascinating perspective on Ieper during the reconstruction.

Guardians of the FallenExperiences of IWGC staff in post WW1 Belgium