In her debut novel 'Kleihuid' (Clay Skin) Herien Wensink provokes with pressing questions, seen in the light of the First World War.
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.
About a quarter of a million Asians were present on and near the front in Belgium and Northern France during the First World War.
At the beginning of the First World War, one million Belgians fled to the Netherlands. “More so than the Afghans, Ukrainians now are more similar to Belgian refugees back then.”
Britain and Belgium became culturally entangled as a result of their interaction in the period between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War.
After the First World War, architect Huib Hoste helped rebuild the Flemish Westhoek. But his innovative ideas quickly clashed with residents and their yearning for the past.
An exhibition at the In Flanders Fields Museum shows how missing soldiers of the First World War have got their identity back thanks to archaeological and historical research.
In the First World War, a Belgian armoured battalion was sent abroad against the Germans and Austrians. It engaged in a worldwide adventure.
When architect Victor Horta was forced to flee during WWI, he travelled to the United States to give lectures. America influenced his ideas about architecture, urban planning, and society.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War, numerous events have been held. This anthology brings together some of the finest essays we have published.
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.
Our best history stories of 2019, handpicked by the editor.
One hundred years ago, the treaty that would finally end World War I was signed in Versailles. A frustrating experience for war-battered Belgium.
On 15 May 1920, the deposed German Emperor, Wilhelm II, settled in ‘House Doorn’, an estate with a lavishly furnished country house near Utrecht. Today, the manor is a museum worth visiting.
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.