Do you want
to experience
World War I?

We transform you into
a soldier for one day.

Come and
join us on



Experience
World War I Soldier



Rotary


Concept

During the day and on the eve of 7th November 2020, 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 6.11.2020 at 8pm





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

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


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

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


Location 6
Cloth Hall, Ypres
  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
Qatar Airways
Uniformverhuur
This organisation is to the benefit of Passchendaele Archives.