A few British soldiers, traumatized by the force of arms, refused to return to battle or deserted. They suffered the death penalty by execution as a consequence. The two death cells where they awaited their punishment have been restored and the execution pole has been placed back in the courtyard of the city hall. Text panels and an audio tape describe what it was like to be ‘shot at dawn’. The courtyard with execution pole is accessible independently. The death cells are accessible with help and extra effort because of a 78 cm wide door and the limited circulation space in the cells.


8970 Poperinge


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