Do you want
to experience
World War I?

We transform you into
a soldier for one day.

New date!
because
of COVID19
Come and
join us on



Experience
World War I Soldier



Rotary


Concept

06.02.2021

During the day and on the eve of February 6th 2021, 98 people will be immersed in the life of a Front Line Soldier in the trenches during the great war of 14-18. The aim of ‘Brothers in arms’ is to offer the participants a unique experience through VISUAL and SOUND EFFECTS, live and action acting, where actors take them to the trenches in Ypres’ hinterland. Be part of this unique experience!

For everyone between the ages of 15 and 99.

What we do


Location 1
Menin Gate
Last post
Ypres

on 05.02.2021 at 8pm





Location 2
Memorial Museum Passchendaele
on 06.02.2021
  1. Drill
  2. Guided museum visit
  3. Open-air church service
  4. Departure for front

Location 3
Frezenberg
on 06.02.2021
  1. Visit Frezenberg:
    The long road to Passchendaele
  2. Explanation of the artefact
    by artist Peter Berghman


Location 4
Hill 62
on 06.02.2021
  1. Visit Trenches at Hill 62
  2. Mars to ‘t Hoge (3km)

Location 5
‘t Hoge
on 06.02.2021
Activities as a soldier in the trenches
  1. GAS attack
  2. Nocturnal attack
  3. Live as a soldier


Location 6
Cloth Hall, Ypres
on 06.02.2021
  1. Dinner with entertainment
  2. Dresscode: a touch of 1918
feel what our soldiers went through?
come and join!
In flanders fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

ORGANIZED BY ROTARY ROESELARE MERCURIUS

Partners:


Poppies
Roburcapital
Ardo


In corporation with:


Gent-Wevelgem
Uniformverhuur
Field Marshal Haig's own pipes and drums
This organisation is to the benefit of Passchendaele Archives and Last Post association.