When the First World War ended, the Westhoek region had been completely destroyed. The original residents returned after the war. Chinese labourers and German prisoners of war cleared most of the traces of desctrucion:trenches were closed up, bomb craters were filled in, and military infrastructure was dismantled. The farmers returned too and started to work in their fields again. The material evidence became part of the archaeological soil archive.
Traces of War: Archaeology of the First World War (In Flanders Fields Museum)


Grote Markt 34
8900 Ypres


From Saturday, February 17, 2018
To Wednesday, August 15, 2018


T+32 (0)57 23 92 20

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