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Faces of war: 25/04/2021 - 25/07/2021

From
Sunday 25 April, 2021 at 00:00
To
Sunday 25 July, 2021 at 00:00

The project "Faces of War", by Jan Fieuw, is a tribute to those who lost their lives in World War 1. 129 sleepers will be given a face as a silent witness of what happened during WW I in our region.

Sleepers were used to make railway tracks so that soldiers could bring efficiently munition, weapons, food and troops to the battlefields. After the war, farmers used the sleepers to fence their fields. Now uses them to carve 129 faces of of anonymous soldiers from 129 countries that were involved in the Great War. Some of the sleepers still contain bullets or shrapnel fragments.

Location:

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Berten Pilstraat 5a, 8980 Zonnebeke (at the entrance)