French Flanders & Artois WW1 Events

Chapel and graves at Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette)

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Remembrance Ceremony

Weekly Act of Remembrance: Souvenir Flame

Lantern Tower at Notre Dame de Lorette French cemetery

Sundays (Palm Sunday to 11 November inclusive) at 11.45 hours

Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez

Each Sunday from Palm Sunday to 11th November at 11.45am the “Souvenir Flame” in the centre of the cemetery is rekindled by the leader of the Honour Guards on duty that day.

Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Official Ceremony of Remembrance

Sunday 9 November, 2014 at 11.00 hours

Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Details of the ceremony will be posted on the Veterans Affairs Canada website:

Website: www.veterans.gc.ca Vimy

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Inauguration of the International Memorial

Tuesday 11 November 2014. Time to be confirmed.

Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez

A new memorial will be dedicated to the 600,000 Servicemen of all nationalities who died in French Flanders and Artois on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918. The memorial has been designed by the architect Philippe Prost. It will be located south east of the necropolis.

For a short video representation of the memorial to be completed in early 2014, see:

Website: vimeo.com

For our information page about the French national cemetery and necropolis see:

Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery (Notre Dame de Lorette), Souchez

Informal Ceremony of Remembrance

Tuesday 11 November, 2014 at 11.00 hours

Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial

An informal ceremony will be led by the student Canadian guides. Details can be obtained from the Veterans Affairs Canada website:

Website: www.veterans.gc.ca Vimy

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Exhibition

Exposition 1914-1917: Bailleul à l'arrière du front

Poster for 1914-1917 exhibition at Bailleul.

To 30 September 2015

Musée Benoît-De-Puydt, 24 rue du Musée, 59270 Bailleul

Charges: Adults Euros 4,10; concessions Euros 3,20

With extracts from the correspondence of a mother to her son on the front, the exhibition takes you into the privacy of a family from Bailleul during the German occupation (8-14 October 1914) and the presence of the British Army (October 1914 – April 1918). The exhibition focuses on the cohabitation between the inhabitants of Bailleul and the British, and more particularly on the necessary adaptation to this situation. By using multimedia means and by presenting paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and archives, the museum recreates the everyday life in Bailleul during the Great War. The texts and the videos presented in the exhibition are translated into English.

The museum is open every day except Tuesday from 14.00 to 17.30 hours. The museum is closed on Whit Monday, Ascension Thursday, 15 August and 11 November. Group visits daily from 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00 are welcome by reservation at Euros 3,20 per person + Euros 45 for the visit with a guide.

Website: www.ville-bailleul.fr Musée Benoît de Puydt

Email: musee@ville-bailleul.fr

Telephone: +33 3 28 49 12 70

Opening of the Battle of Fromelles Museum

From July 2014

Rue de la Basse Ville, 59249 Fromelles

A new museum incorporating collections of the Association Fromelles-Weppes - Terre de Memoire 14-18.

Website: www.musee-bataille-fromelles.fr

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