Experience the Flanders Battlefield
Situated in Western Belgium, Flanders and its battlefields are symbols of the inhumanity of material warfare that raged there more than 100 years ago.
The Village of Langemark and its gigantic German military cemetery stands to this day as a symbol of the sacrifice of German youth as well as the idealism of the thousands of volunteers of all nations who went to war in 1914. Not far from Langemark is the site where German troops used poison gas on a large scale for the first time on April 22, 1915.
Later, a major British offensive raged in Flanders and totally devastated the landscape. During this offensive, British Pioneers blew up underground mines containing more than 500,000 kilograms of explosives. The enormous craters that resulted are among the largest craters along the Western Front.
Tour length and geography can vary based on client availability, interest level and physical ability. Tour length can last from six hours to several days to explore this operation in depth.