Ieper War Museum and Full House Concept

October 24, 2009

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Boarding the small Lufthansa jet the old fashioned way

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British recruitment wall piece with the allied flags.

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Typical early WWI French uniform

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A Pickelhaube, the traditional Prussian helmut designed by King Frederick William IV.

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A triaditional German and Prussian calvary helmet.

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This section of the museum explained the importance of reconnaissance and how new methods were needed to create an efficient battle plan.

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Assortment of items dug up in the region. This spade shovel was commonly used by soldiers to dig the trenches.

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Old artillery and helmuts, also found in the region.

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These items were found in meters of mud.

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Along with this old sawed slug shot.

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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.

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German victory cigars

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Kriegstabakmischung – German mixed war tobacco

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An Australian soldier’s ranger hat

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The outside of the Flanders Field Museum

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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.

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The walls of the Menin Gate are completely covered with the names of the deceased.

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The poppy is the symbol of WWI remembrance because it is the only flower that can grow on a battlefield.

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The Full House Concept party

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