The memory of the skies and the duty of remembrance

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

The memory of the skies and the duty of remembrance

During the 20th century, Brussels experienced two occupations and its population suffered eight years of war! Advances in military technology brought the front to the heart of the capital, since aerial warfare enabled the opposing parties to fight each other in the skies. Civilian populations, until then somewhat spared from the battles, became witnesses and victims of two global wars. Those living in Brussels suffered countless bombardments, such as the attack on Evere aerodrome in 1915, the bombardments of the railway infrastructure of 1940-1943-1944 and the V1 flying bomb and V2 rocket attacks of 1944-1945. On the centenary of the Armistice of 1918 and the 75th anniversary of the tragic bombardment of Schaerbeek-Etterbeek, the activities on offer will take you along this path of remembrance, exploring some unusual places that are the last testaments of our past. History will be brought to life with the participation of Guards and the recreation of a British military camp.

A partnership between the Découvertes Culturelles de Quentin Debbaudt, the Fédération Nationale des Combattants (FNC-NSB), Legacy 39-45 and the Commission de l’Environnement de Bruxelles et Environs.

Practical information

    • Rue du Biplan/Tweedekkerstraat 176
    • 1130 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. at 10h00 and 14h00 (French) and Sat. & Sun. at 11h00 and 15h00 (Dutch) (duration: 1.5 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. E-mail debbaudt@hotmail.com. Up to 25 people per tour.
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      Van Cutsem
    • B
      Vandenhoven
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      Biplan/Tweedekker