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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.

What not to miss in 2015?

Commemoration of the gas attacks

Remembrance events in Poperinge

100th anniversary of the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae


'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.
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. The new 'Poison Gas' takes you along the front line around Langemark-Poelkapelle.
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. The new 'Ypres Salient-route' takes you along the front line around Ypres.

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