WWI in Poperinge

Monument Dienen/To Serve

The Town of Poperinge asked the Dutch artist Anno Dijkstra to create a work relating to the subject ‘executions in WWI’. Dijkstra was inspired by the town memorial to the First World War. It shows a soldier on a socle, holding his arm heroically in the air.

Chinese memorial site ‘Busseboom’

The site ‘Busseboom’ commemorates the deployment of the Chinese labourers during the Great War. The visitor meets two impressive monuments. These are the first and only monuments paying tribute to Chinese WWI-labourers.