In Flanders Fields . By : Canadian Lt. John McCrae during the First World War inspired by the poppy fields near Ypres in Flanders
1914 Days Of Hope: This is an account of the first few months of the Great War, from the build-up of the fighting to the first Battle of Ypres, written by the author of Somme, They called it Passchendaele and The Roses of No Man's Land.
An image of the Battle of Menin Road by Frank Hurley in World War One. Australian soldiers and officers retiring from the front. Seconds after this picture was taken a shell exploded killing the wounded soldiers on the stretchers in the foreground.
Queen Mathilde and King Philippe attends a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of the Ypres and the First Battle of Ypres during the First World War in Ypres, Belgium.
9 September 1917 It is announced today that HM the King has confirmed details of the award of a medal. It is to be called the 1914 Star and awarded to officers and men who served in France from 5 August 1914 and midnight on 22/23 November 1914. The former date was the day after the declaration of war, and the latter the day of the ending of the First Battle of Ypres. Details of persons eligible for the Star will follow in a series of Army Orders and Admiralty Orders later this year and next…