Silent Cities in Flanders Fields


The Reutelhoeve is an official partner of the ‘Silent Cities in Flanders Fields’

The Reutelhoeve is an official partner of the ‘Silent Cities in Flanders Fields’

The Great Carnage’. There is not an epithet more suitable to conjure up the First World Ware than this one. 500,000 soldiers fell in the Westhoek, in what has become known as Flanders Fields. Until today, their touching story is told by the landscape, with monuments and cemeteries that remind the Great War.

After the war, the Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC) was faced with two options. One option was to repatriate the bodies of the fallen Commonwealth soldiers and bury them in their native villages. However, the IWGC chose the other option, which would see her soldiers buried near the battlefields. They were all laid to rest in rows of identical white standing tombstones.

It is the first time that the history of 231 tiny and large war cemeteries around Ypres, in the Westhoek and the rest of West Flanders had been recorded. Although the Commonwealth cemeteries receive the largest coverage, the authors also describe 10 Belgian and four German war cemeteries, the only American war cemetery and the French cemetery, both in text and in over 1,000 pictures.

The landscape which was shaped by the battlefields of the First World War, conveys the ‘No more war’ 
message and is an invitation to tolerance and lasting peace among the nations. ‘
Silent Cities in Flanders Fields’ helps to drive home these intentions.


As we are an official partner of the ‘Silent Cities in Flanders Filds, we offer you the next interesting books at special offer about the Great War:

·             Silent Cities in Flanders Fields (Wayne Evans, Pierre Vandervelden & Luc Corremans) (Zowel in het nederlands als engels verkrijgbaar)

·             Het Ansicht van de Grote Oorlog (Staf Schoeters)

·             De Eerste Wereldoorlog. Toen en Nu (Staf Schoeters)

·             De Tweede Wereldoorlog. Toen en NU (Staf Schoeters)

·             Sporen van de Grote Oorlog (Luc Corremans & Annemie Reyntjens)