1917, Total War in Flanders

1917

By car

Ypres Salient

Ypres Salient (70 km)

The Ypres Salient (known as the Ieperboog in Flemish) was a bulge in the front line. This was an area of repeated savage fighting, since it was one of the most vulnerable sectors of the front. The route takes you to all the most important sites and monuments on the old battlefields, as well as telling the stories of John Mc Crae, George Guynemer, Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Hill 60…
Starting point: Ypres - Order this route

Pionier

Pioneer (75 km)

The Pioneer Route explores the area behind the old German front of 1914-1918. The German ‘Pioniere’ - pioneer troops or military engineers - were a common sight throughout the region. They were responsible for the building and maintenance of roads, concrete bunkers, munitions depots, field hospitals ...
Starting point: Zonnebeke - Order this route

Life at the Front

Life at the Front (87 km)

'Life at the Front' explores the front area between Poperinge, Heuvelland and surroundings. There was the bitter life at the front and the better life behind the front. ‘Pop’ was like a little Paris. A few kilometres away lies the border between life or death. Heuvelland was a scene of constant fighting, a veritable gateway to the hell of Dante’s Inferno.
Starting point: Poperinge - Order this route

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