Flanders commemorates the First World War

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Relentless warfare and incessant rain caused nearly 500,000 casualties during the Battle of Passchendaele. Some soldiers even drowned in the mud. We commemorate their sacrifice with this Mud Soldier.

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This nine minute film serves as an orientation to the Great War, the cemetery, and ABMC. Through historic and modern-day imagery, and first-person recollections from letters, a clearer perspective of the true cost of war is presented.

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Live stream of the opening and dedication of the Flanders Memorial Garden, in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

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The Memorial makes final touches to the Flanders Memorial Garden, which will be open to the public on Tuesday 4 April.

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It has only been since July 25th, 1909, the day on which Louis Blériot has crossed the Channel, that the use aircrafts for military purposes was considered.

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How did we hear about the First World War in written words ? And why is it so necessary for us to know about it ?

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On the occasion of "100 years Battle of Passchendaele”, the Memorial Museum Passchendaele1917 created the traveling exhibition" The Belgians have not forgotten. " Between 10 November 2016 and 11 November 2017 the exhibition will bring, on 9 locations, the story of the ANZAC troops in Flanders during the First World War. With this exhibition the MMP1917 wants to show that Belgium continues to remember the First World War and the many Australian and New Zealand victims.

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Construction works to install a gas pipeline in West Flanders run right through the heart of one of the most notorious First World War battlefields.

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The four partner municipalities - Menin, Wervik, Zonnebeke and Ypres - are joining forces to organise the 'Menin Road - Ypernstrasse' project, which is scheduled to take place from 4 June to 25 September 2016.