Rendez-vous in Belgium for the Centenary of the First World War
In order to pay tribute to the Great War, Belgium will host a program of events, exhibits and commemorations related to the battles that took place on its soil and made a mark on its history.
- From August 4th, 2014 to December 30th, 2017
Passchendaele: The Belgians have not forgotten
This traveling exhibition, presented by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, will be making stops in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The battle of Passchendaele is also known as the Third Battle of Ypres. The Canadian army participated in an offensive attack aiming to take back the German-occupied city of Passchendaele, where its courageous soldiers were successfully able to pass through enemy lines despite the resistance that awaited them. Against all adversity, the Canadian forces reached Passchendaele on October 30that the end of the second attack.
- October 28th, 2014
Commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Ypres will take place on October 28th, 2014 in Ypres and Nieuport. The theme of the event will be refusal to surrender and the flooding of the Yser plain, and the Soldier King (Albert I) will be honoured.
- From October 1st, 2014 to January 4th, 2015
Historical exhibit at the In Flanders Fields museum on the Battle of Yser and the First Battle of Ypres.
- April 15th to June 20th, 2015
Historical exhibit at the In Flanders Fields museum on the Second Battle of Ypres and the gas attack.