1917, Total War in Flanders

1917

'1917' tour

ITINERARY

  • In Flanders Fields Museum10.00 – 12.00:
    • In Flanders Fields Museum
      This museum is the gateway to the First World War in Flanders and tells the story of that terrible war in the front region. The temporary exhibition '1917, Total War in Flanders' gives the visitor, amongst other things, a general introduction to the Mine Battle of Messines and the Third Battle of Ieper. An important role in the exhibition is given to the works of the Australian war photographers Frank Hurley and Hubert Williams, as well as to the reworked contemporary images of Ian Alderman.
      Lakenhallen (Cloth Hall) – Grote Markt 34 – 8900 Ieper
       
  • 12.00 – 13.30: lunch
     
  • BC Het Heuvelland14.00 – 14.30:
    • Heuvelland Visitors Centre
      In the Heuvelland Visitors Centre (currently under construction), the thematic exhibition 'Zero Hour 7-06-1917: the archaeology of a battle' illustrates the material heritage of the Mine Battle, with an important emphasis on excavated artefacts from the war years.
      Sint-Laurentiusplein 1 –8950 Heuvelland (Kemmel)
       
  • 14.30 – 15.00:
    • Pool of Peace, HeuvellandPool of Peace
      The Spanbroekmolen Crater, also known as the Pool of Peace, is the largest and most imposing mine crater in the Westhoek. It was created by the explosion of one of the 19 deep mines detonated at the opening of the Mine Battle in June 1917.
      Kruisstraat - 8953 Heuvelland (Wijtschate)
       
  • 15.30 – 16.30:
    • Tyne Cot Cemetery - ZonnebekeTyne Cot Cemetery
      This Commonwealth cemetery is the most important witness to the bloody Battle of Passendale. The nearby visitors centre offers a unique view across the old battlefields and tells in words and images the poignant story of Tyne Cot Cemetery and the dead of the Passendale offensive. As part of the project '1917, Total War in Flanders', an interactive panorama panel tells the equally tragic story of the landscape in 1917.
      Tynecotstraat 22 - 8980 Zonnebeke (Passendale)
       

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