Total War in Flanders

An info-module in the visitors centre next to the imposing Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery tells the story of the preparation of this hospital site in the run-up to the Third Battle of Ypres. Nothing was left to chance, resulting in a tangible sense of 'the calm before the storm'. The full ferocity of this storm, when it finally broke, is best evidenced by the sheer scale of the site, the number of casualties it dealt with and the growing size of the neighbouring cemetery in the terrible summer of 1917.

3 June 2017 - 31 December 2017

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