Belgium: A Tribute to World War 1 Travel Guide
I was invited on a press trip by Visit Flanders tourism office, to witness the 100 year anniversary of World War 1. This video shares the highlights of the trip to the small towns of Ypres and Zonnebeke where some of the most gruesome battles of the war took place.
In Flanders Field Museum
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum of Passchendaele
Last Post Ceremony
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Set in Zonnebeke in the West-Flanders Region, 7 km from the historic city centre Ypres (Ieper), In The Fields boasts a barbecue and sun terrace. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site Rooms include a flat-screen TV.
Latitude 50.8480638343837, Longitude 2.98864608220902, zip 8980, County Belgium, City Zonnebeke, Address Oude Kortrijkstraat 87
Places of Flanders Fields (2) : Yser to Plugstreet timelapse
Relics and remains of World War One are still to be seen in belgian Flanders area. This is where fierce fighting were held and where hundreds of thousands soldiers from France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India... were fallen. Places of remembrance are numerous along the old front line stretching from the North Sea (Yser river) to the Ypres Salient and the french border.
This timelapse movie shows an overview of some Flanders Fields places of interest : Ramskapelle observation post, german bunker Dodengang Diksmuide, Yorkshire Trench and Dugout Boezinge, Hill 63 Plugstreet(Ploegsteert), The Tunneler Wijtschate, Pool of Peace Wijtschate, Ziegler bunker Boezinge, Mesen church, Prowse Point cemetery Plugstreet, Berks Cemetery memorial Plugstreet, Indian monument Menen gate Ypres, Welsh memorial Langemark, Spanbroekmolen cemetery Wijtschate, Buttes cemetery Zonnebeke, Canadian Monument Passendaele, New Zealand Memorial Mesen, New zealand soldier Mesen, Loker War monument, Irish Peace Park Mesen, Ramskapelle belgian war graves, Potyze french cemetery Ypres, Loker church, Black Swatch monument Zonnebeke, Memorial Stone Charles Sciascia Warneton, Bedford House cemetery Zillebeke.
Flanders Fields: Visiting World War 1 sites in Belgium
Lots of sites around Ypres (Ieper) Belgium - In Flanders Fields museum, Tyne Cot cemetery, Menin Gate, Yorkshire Trenches.
Places of Flanders Fields (1) : Tyne Cot Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery is the resting place of 11,954 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces. This is the largest number of burials contained in any Commonwealth cemetery of either the First or Second World War. It is the largest Commonwealth military cemetery in the world.
It is located near Ypres (Ieper, flemish name), Belgium, in Zonnebeke village.
Passchendale New Cemetery, Belgium
This film shows the Passchendaele New British Cemetery which is just over 10km north-east of Ieper on the S'Graventafelstraat, a road leading from St Jan to Passendale.
During my tour of Flanders, I arrived quite late at the cemetery and parked my motorhome and spent the nigh there. I know that this would bother some people, I don't believe in ghosts but even if I did, I can't see what harm they would do me. The film was made quite early in the rmorning.
This cemetery is on three different levels, with steps going from one level to another. For wheelchair access between the levels there are grassed ramps to the right of the cemetery, near the wall. Wheelchair users can enter the cemetery via a service entrance situated to the left of the main entrance.
The village of Passchendaele (Passendale in Flemish) is above all associated with the Third Battle of Ypres although it was close to the front throughout the war. It was captured by the Germans on 20 October 1914. At the end of the Third Battle of Ypres, it was taken by the Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade on 6 November 1917. It was held by the Allies a little over five months when the Germans recaptured it only to change hands once more on 29 September 1918 when Belgian forces took the village.
The New British Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of Passchendaele and Langemarck. Almost all of the burials are from the autumn of 1917.
The cemetery now contains 2,101 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 1,600 of the graves are unidentified but there are special memorials to seven casualties believed to be buried among them.
The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden.
Ypres: heart of the WWI commemoration in Flanders Fields, Belgium.
From October 1914 to October 1918, the western battlefield of the First World War was located a mile or two from the centre of Ypres. Not surprisingly, 4 years of relentless warfare, left the city in complee ruins.
Today, there are no less than 247 cemeteries, monuments and memorials in what was once that notorious Ypres Salient. They still remind us of the futility of war, just like the daily Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, an eternal salute to the Fallen.
The complete WWI (hi)story is poignantly narrated in the 'In Flanders Field Museum', located in the Cloth Hall on the Market Square.
More information: flandersfields1418.com
World War I Trench exhibit opens at Woodrow Wilson museum in Staunton, Virginia
World War I has often been called the Forgotten War -- although it was horrific, particularly in the over 400 miles of trenches were where millions of soldiers were killed -- often by unhealthy trench conditions as well as by new and more powerful weapons that were developed during that war. Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum President and CEO Dr. Don Wilson talks about a new exhibit that authentically recreates the world of trench warfare.
The German Fortifications At Langemarck Cemetary
A walk along the German fortifications at Langemarck