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Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory.

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A TRAVELLING EXHIBITION DEVELOPED BY THE CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MEMORIAL MUSEUM PASSCHENDAELE 1917, BELGIUM, AND WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE E.W. BICKLE FOUNDATION.

This exhibition helps visitors learn more about the experiences of Canadian soldiers in Belgium. It explores life on the battlefield, which was characterized by the use of poison gas during the Second Battle of Ypres, and by a sea of thick mud at Passchendaele. The adaptability of soldiers and Belgian civilians lies at the heart of this exhibition, which ends with an overview of how commemoration of the war has evolved in Belgium and Canada over the past century.

Photo:
Canadian Gunners in the Mud, Passchendaele, Alfred Bastien, Beaverbrook Collection of War Art – Canadian War Museum (19710261-0093)

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