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Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory.

August 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - November 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Dramatic graphic is of a man's face wearing a brown gas mask. The full face is covered except for large goggles over the eyes.

From the opening movements of the First World War, most of Belgium was occupied by German forces. Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. explores how Canadians in Belgium had to adapt to the significant challenges – from the first use of poison gas in the Second Battle of Ypres to the hellish mud of Passchendaele. The exhibition highlights the famous poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and examines how Canadian and Belgian collective memories have evolved over the last 100 years.

An exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, in partnership with the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Belgium, and with the generous support of the E.W. Bickle Foundation.

Logo, Grey text reads Canadian War Museum on the top line. Below grey text reads Musee Canadien de la guerre. There is a logo graphic that looks like an M to the text. Half of the M is green and the other half is grey. wordmark-cmyk

National Presenting Sponsor

Visit Flanders logo. Light grey text on a black square background reads Visit Flanders. To the left of the text is an outline graphic of a lions face.


August 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am
November 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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