The Final Offensive: The Yanks Are Coming
This exhibition is in three parts, in three different locations, which are connected in a tourist route. It tells the story of the last year of the First World War and of the Liberation in which Belgian and US troops played an important role.
The main focus in the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 is the liberation of Zonnebeke and Passchendaele by Belgian troops. The role of King Albert I during this offensive will be highlighted.
HIPPO.WAR pays special attention to the liberation of Waregem and to the offensive between the Lys and the Scheldt during the last days of the First World War.
Heuvelland Visitor Centre focuses on the fighting around Mount Kemmel. Since 1915, the hill had been used by the British as an observation post. Knowing that the Americans would soon arrive in force, in April 1918 the Germans launched a last desperate offensive of their own, in the hope of turning the war in their favour. They captured Mount Kemmel, but with the help of the French Army any further breakthrough was prevented. By the end of August, the hill was back in Allied hands, thanks in part to the efforts of the Americans in one of their first major actions in Flanders.
Berten Pilstraat 5/A
From Saturday, April 21, 2018
To Sunday, November 11, 2018
+32 51 77 04 41
Below you will find an interactive map.Text version