Ieper War Museum and Full House Concept
October 24, 2009
Boarding the small Lufthansa jet the old fashioned way
British recruitment wall piece with the allied flags.
Typical early WWI French uniform
A Pickelhaube, the traditional Prussian helmut designed by King Frederick William IV.
A triaditional German and Prussian calvary helmet.
This section of the museum explained the importance of reconnaissance and how new methods were needed to create an efficient battle plan.
Assortment of items dug up in the region. This spade shovel was commonly used by soldiers to dig the trenches.
Old artillery and helmuts, also found in the region.
These items were found in meters of mud.
Along with this old sawed slug shot.
A bunch of medic equipment. It was amazing to see that prosthetics were already invented and that the patient was able to control the hand also.
German victory cigars
Kriegstabakmischung – German mixed war tobacco
An Australian soldier’s ranger hat
The outside of the Flanders Field Museum
The Menin Gate – a tribute to all the British who died in WWI. It also includes it’s commonwealths at the time such as New Zealand, India, and Australia. Every single day at 8 o’clock since its completion in 1927, buglers come and sound the Last Post.
The walls of the Menin Gate are completely covered with the names of the deceased.
The poppy is the symbol of WWI remembrance because it is the only flower that can grow on a battlefield.
The Full House Concept party