Things to Do in Poelkapelle

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  • EvaF2Eva
    Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany4,840 contributions
    There is incredible number of cemeteries in Ypres and its neighborhood and it is definitely not possible to visit them all if you only come for a few days. They all look the same at the first glance but each one has something special which makes it unic and memorable.
    Poelcapelle Cemetery is very simple and neat. Very well maintained like every cemetery in the area. What shocked me was that from about 7000 graves 6000 was unnamed as the soldiers were not identified.
    Written June 6, 2018
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  • chickandbeast
    Southgate, Canada8,508 contributions
    Tank Memorial Ypres Salient Poelkapelle is touted as a reminder and a memorial of the Great War 1914 - 1918. No disrespect as we have family who fought inmit and famoly who died in it, but great is not the adjective I would use as a military enlisted family. We lost a bomber pilot amd we didn't know if he was dead just missing in action, my Nanny Darville died not knowing what happened to great Uncle George. By serendipity a relative discoved his war hero decorated grave a few years ago we as a family never knew until then.

    The tanks are a reminder of just how brutal the war was with this mechanical wonder of a killing machine, it has no other purpose. In World War 1 tanks first appeared at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette in September 1916. It was the first time tanks had ever been used in a military conflict. ... Tanks in WW1 played an important role as they increased mobility on the Western Front and eventually broke the stalemate of trench warfare.

    Initially the defense trenches had a huge advantage tanks changed all of that.
    Written November 17, 2018
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  • Michiel
    Beveren, Belgium7 contributions
    Very passionate owner, who is fascinated by the Guynemer-story and (aviation in) WW1 as a whole. The museum features three floors, each of which tells a part of the story of air forces in WW1. The underground floor introduces you to aerial warfare and a few of the most important air fighters in WW1. The ground floor focuses on Guynemer himself. The first floor brings you to a replica of one of Guynemer's first planes and gives you a great view on the roundabout at Poelkapelle where a monument was raised to commemorate Guynemer.
    Overall, this museum is very interesting, given the fact that this is one of the only musea in the Ypres salient that focuses on the air forces during WW1.

    Certainly don't forget to ask about his grandfather, Henri Degroodt, a WW1 soldier about whom he has a lot of stories to tell. It gives you a great idea about the citizens and Belgian soldiers who have fought in the Great War.

    Although the site is still under construction: do not hesitate to enter, they are open for visits to the museum.
    Written September 7, 2020
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