Traces Of the Great War
33 WWI Hotspots in West Flanders
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For four long years the 'Westhoek' (Ypres and its surroundings) was an important scene of World War 1. More than one milion soldiers were wounded or killed here. Entire cities and villages were destroyed. The landscape of the Belgian province of West Flanders still tells the story of the Great War. It contains hundreds of memorials and cemeteries with great historical interest for the people of many nations, including Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
When World War 1 is commemorated, great attention is always paid to the Ypres Salient, which is also known as 'Flanders Fields'. It is less known that the whole territory of West Flanders is strewn with touching spots that remind us of the Great War. In this book, which searches for scars left by the First World War in this province, author Luc Corremans and photographer Annemie Reyntjens selected 33 special monuments, cemeteries and museums. Each Chapter is illustrated with beautiful pictures from both past and present. A special chapter has been added on all (39) Victoria Cross winners buried or commemorated in West Flanders.
Number of pages320
Author(s)Luc Corremans, Annemie Reyntjens