Hundreds of thousands of people have visited the scars left by WWI in recent years, but war tourism is not a new phenomenon.
If we consider the history of the First World War from the perspective of its enduring legacy, 1917 was the most crucial year of all.
Stefan Zweig’s reportages on his visits to Belgium have been translated into Dutch and collected into a small, beautifully illustrated volume.
Discover the war-scarred landscape around Ypres by walking along the former line of the trenches.
Every evening since 1928, a group of buglers has sounded the Last Post in Ypres to honour the soldiers who died in WWI in Flanders Fields.
The small cemeteries in and around Ypres provide a unique way of understanding the First World War.
On a visit to the Flemish city of Ypres, Derek Blyth discovers a museum dedicated to the horror of war, a beer brewed in an underground fortification and a nightly ceremony that might go on for ever.