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Within the framework of the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Great War there is plenty to look forward to in the Westhoek in 2015.

Commemoration of the gas attacks

Remembrance events in Poperinge

What not to miss in 2015?

To coincide with the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Great War, Westtoer developes a dozen or so new tourist cycle routes, with the events of the war as their common theme. Recently, the new cycle routes 'Aller-Retour' and 'Niemandswater' were launched in Alveringem.
Municipalities and other organisations join forces with the government of Flanders to promote West Flanders’ First World War sites as Unesco World Heritage
'Flanders Fields' is a mixed-media play that centres on the story of the only woman buried at the First World War memorial site near Poperinge, namely Nellie Splindler.
On 25 April 2015 it will be 100 years since the Australians and New Zealanders landed at Gallipoli. The 'ANZAC'-commemorations begin with the traditional ‘Dawn Service’ in Polygon Wood (at 6 o’clock in the morning!). Via our facebook page you can easily follow the ceremony LIVE.



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