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Exhibition

Industry in the War

From December 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018

LA MADELEINE, France

Travelling exhibition featuring photographs of our Region's industry during the First World War

From the 1st december 2014 to the 31 december 2018

Free

+33 (0)3 20 40 84 50


Address : 21 avenue Germaine, 59110 La Madeleine
LA MADELEINE



Exhibition

Indian Military Hospital Gallery

From May 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018

Brighton, Angleterre

The Royal Pavilion served as a hospital for Indian Soldiers during the First World War. See this poignant and often unknown story told through archive photographs, letters and film in a dedicated gallery. In 2014 there will be a new programme of talks, tours and interpretation to help visitors find out more about this fascinating episode in the history of the Royal Pavilion and the personal stories of the Indian troops that were treated there.

Open daily 9:30-17:00

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0044 (0)30 00 29 09 02


Address : The Royal Pavilion, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1 1EE
Brighton



Exhibition

When La Chartreuse was Belgian

From April 11th 2015 to November 1st 2018

Neuville-sous-Montreuil, France

La Chartreuse de Neuville association is keen to introduce the general public to a relatively unknown fact of its history by celebrating the centenary of the largest Belgian hospital from the war.

The exhibition allows visitors to discover this period in history through many photographs and documents including intimate journals, postcards, testimonies, and press clippings.

During July and August, a conference visit will take place each Saturday at 3.30pm. Closed on Monday.

Free visit of the exhibition: €3, concessions: €2. Visit of La Chartreuse + exhibition: €9. Free for under 8 year olds. Educational visit for pupils: €4 /pupil

0033 (0)3 21 06 56 97


Address : La Chartreuse de Neuville, 1, allée de la Chartreuse, 621701 NEUVILLE-SOUS-MONTREUIL
Neuville-sous-Montreuil



Exhibition

Vimy 1917

From April 8th 2017 to November 12th 2017

Souchez, France

Canadians and the underground war

Organised by the Pas-de-Calais County Council in partnership with the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), the Greater Lens-Liévin District and the Lens - Liévin Tourist and Heritage Information Center.

This exhibition sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Great War : the underground war fought by Canadian soldiers, hidden in the bowels of the earth to shield themselves from the deadly force of the artillery.

Coming from a new country, and fighting–and for many, dying–thousands of kilometres from their homes, they, more than all the other soldiers, left their mark in France in the form of graffiti and sculptures etched on to the chalk walls of underground cavities in Artois and Picardy, where they stayed prior to going over the top or during rest periods behind the front.

After a synopsis of the stages of Canada’s involvement in the fighting and the losses it sustained, a description is provided of the troops’ living conditions between assaults, as well as their cantonment sites, hospitals, training camps in the villages along the " Chaussée Brunehaut " and the relationships formed with the civilian population.

The traces ( inscriptions and graffiti ) left behind by Canadian soldiers are then presented, by means of topography of the preserved remains, the techniques used and their content ( names, badges, images of women, religious and patriotic symbols, caricatures, masonic themes and so on ).

Two major Canadian sites are evoked specifically, in particular through the realisation of shot campaigns and 3D modelling : the undergrounds of Maison-Blanche in Neuville-Saint-Vaast (the neighboring villages of Souchez and Vimy, Pas-de-Calais) and those of Bouzincourt ( Somme ).

Conversely, the productions of other warring nationalities are also brought to light : American ( Froidmont quarry in Braye-en-Laonnois ), Australian ( Naours caves ), New Zealander ( Wellington quarry in Arras ), and of course, French and German ( Chemin des Dames quarries ).

The traces thus revealed are an occasion to follow in the footsteps of a large number of soldiers, from their homes in Canada, to the place of their death, on the French front, thanks to additional research carried out in the archives, as well as with their families.

The exhibition therefore highlights unknown and fragile testimonies, exposed to natural erosion and to vandalism, but also irreplaceable as they often constitute the only trace of the passage of ordinary men, who came to die in a foreign land during the First World War.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday - From 10am to 6pm. Exceptional opening the Mondays 10th and 17th April.

Free admission

+33 (0)3 21 74 83 15


Address : 102, rue Pasteur
Souchez



Exhibition

Commemorative installations: The Great War at Bullecourt

From April 1st 2017 to September 17th 2017

Bullecourt, France

Photographic reproductions recalling the presence of Australian soldiers at Bullecourt will be put up around the village (rue de Douai, rue d'Arras and rue des Écoles). They will depict scenes from the lives not only of soldiers but also civilians, as well as the war’s impact on the landscape.

Every day

Free

0033 (0)3 21 55 33 20


Address : BULLECOURT
Bullecourt



Exhibition

The wall of words, Siegfried Sassoon

From July 4th 2017 to September 1st 2017

Saint-Venant, France

Presented by the Association of the Friends of Bastion Nord of Saint-Venant

The Great War shook the world in places you would not expect to find it, for example in the field of poetry and literature. Today, British officer Siegfried Sassoon is still renowned world-wide, both for his bravery, talent, and modern outlook as well as the wealth and abundance of his writings about the war. He dared to be staunch in his criticism of this barbaric war: his impact and influence made such beautiful impressions on youth that the world today can only continue to applaud his freedom of thought. Sassoon showed that the most brilliant soldier and terrifying warrior could coexist with the most active rebel poet that the Great War could ever create.

Following the disastrous Battle of the Lys, in July 1918 Sassoon went to defend the lines at Saint-Venant. As such, he was the last protector of the town and the gardens at La Peylouse estate. This wall of words is designed to remind you of the rage of a man not like the others. After all, the war had left its mark on this place…

Every day

Free

0033 (0)6 60 17 05 76


Address : Rue du 8 mai, 62350 SAINT-VENANT
Saint-Venant



Exhibition

Logistic deployment of the British Army in France during the Great War

From June 1st 2017 to September 30th 2017

Saint-Omer, France

Exhibition funded by the town of Saint-Omer and prepared by the organisation Pays d’art et d’histoire, in partnership with The Expeditionary Trust. Curator: Yann Hodicq

Included in the programme of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Great War in Saint-Omer, this third exhibition seeks to describe the huge logistical net woven by British troops over a large expanse of French territory, from the Seine Bay to the Belgian border via the Audemarois. Through testimonials, countless photographs from the period and archive footage, visitors are plunged into the atmosphere of the British hinterland, where many training camps, ammunition depots, repair stations and military hospitals were located. The exhibition describes the endless flow of British road and railway convoys that crossed the Western front daily, transporting men, ammunition, and equipment to the front. The exhibition is also designed to provide an account of the relentless operations taking place near major French naval bases (Boulogne, Calais, Dunkirk, Le Havre, Rouen), effectively annexed by the British Army between 1914 and 1918. At the heart of this logistical Great War, the Royal Engineers played an essential role and were responsible for building.

strengthening and repairing various types of infrastructure (roads, railways, bridges, docks, warehouses, etc.). No less important was the role of the thousands of British women who provided invaluable support for the army, or that of the numerous Chinese workers who were brought in to satisfy the demand for labour.

Other aspects, little known to the general public, complete this presentation on the British hinterland. One such, for instance, is the role of the state-owned forests in north-west France. Heavily cut down by the British Army from 1915 onwards, they helped, to some extent, satisfy the enormous demand for wood required for warfare.

From 1st Juni to 30th Juni and from 1st September to 30 September, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 2 am to 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to midday and 2 pm to 6:30 pm. From 1st Juli to 31th August, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to midday and 2 pm to 7 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 98 08 51


Address : Prison de la motte castrale, place Sithieu, 62500 SAINT-OMER
Saint-Omer



Exhibition

1917, le moment Pershing

From June 13th 2017 to November 11th 2017

Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Presented by the City Archives of Boulogne-sur-Mer

The year 2017 will be marked by commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Due to its geographical position, the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer was one of the conflict’s strategic locations, both a port and medical centre for the Allies. As such, it was at Boulogne that General Pershing landed on 13 June 1917 as head of the American Expeditionary Corps. This gesture symbolised the United States’ entry into war on the Allies’ side.

This date, containing the seeds of the end of World War I, was a key moment in establishing today’s American power and the friendship between France and the United States, the fruit of a shared history over the centuries.

To commemorate the year 1917, Boulogne’s city archives will use the museum’s great hall to present a bilingual exhibition of documents, photographs, films, and objects from collections belonging to the city of Boulogne, but also from French, British and American national archives.

From 13th Juni to 30th September, open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. From 1st October to 30th April, open every day from 10 am to midday and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Closed on Tuesday.

Adults : 3 € / Concessions : 2 €

0033 (0)3 91 90 01 10


Address : Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1 rue de Bernet, 62200 BOULOGNE-SUR-MER
Boulogne-sur-Mer



Guided Tour

Discovering traces of the Great War: guided tour of the Étaples Military Cemetery

From March 1st 2017 to November 30th 2017

Étaples, France

During World War I, Étaples was the largest British camp on the continent. Due to its strategic position, it was at the heart of a crucial logistical area for the British forces, who used it for training soldiers and treating them upon their return from the front. More than 100,000 men passed through the camp. Following the first deaths, it became necessary to build a cemetery. The first funeral took place on 13 May 1915. The cemetery was later extended, ultimately reaching six hectares. It is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in France.

Étaples cemetery has 10,729 graves of soldiers of the British Empire, overlooking the Canche, as well as 658 graves of German soldiers. All the forces of the British Empire involved in the conflict can be found here: English, Scottish, Canadian, South African, Australian, New Zealand, Indian, etc.

The visit to the British cemetery lasts around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The guide welcomes visitors at the Tourist Office. After sharing background information on the creation of the camp in Étaples, the guide takes visitors to the cemetery (2km, vehicle necessary). Visitors then discover the architecture of the memorial, the design of Commonwealth cemeteries, the graves and annotations engraved on the headstones, the composition of the British Army, etc.

Departure of visits at 2:30 pm : 11th March, 3th, 8 th and 22th Juni, 8th, 20th and 29 th Juli, 10th, 19th and 31 August, 7th, 16th and 21th September, 4th November

Adults : 3,70 € / Concessions : 2,70 €

0033 (0)3 21 09 56 94


Address : Office de tourisme, boulevard Bigot-Descelers, 62630 ÉTAPLES
Étaples



Exhibition

When the charterhouse was Belgian

From April 4th 2017 to November 5th 2017

Neuville-sous-Montreuil, France

The foundation Chartreuse de Neuville has set up an exhibition, open from 2015 to 2018, displaying almost 300 photos of the monastery at the time of the Great War. During World War I, the charterhouse welcomed a large number of refugees from Ypres in Belgium. It became the largest Belgian civilian hospital and took in close to 5,000 people. The various activities offered on site allow visitors to learn about the daily lives of this atypical village inhabited by refugees.

From 11 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm

Prices: between 2 and 10 € for the exhibition and the visit of the site

0033 (0)3 21 06 56 97


Address : La Chartreuse de Neuville, 1 allée de la Chartreuse, 62170 NEUVILLE-SOUS-MONTREUIL
Neuville-sous-Montreuil



Exhibition

A war without clichés

From June 1st 2017 to September 9th 2017

Vimy, France

As part of WWI commemorations, the Pas-de-Calais Department has organised an exhibition entitled: A war without clichés: unusual photographs of the Great War in Pas-de-Calais.

Far from displaying typical photographs of the war, this exhibition offers unexpected life moments, captured by both amateur and professional photographers, of the men and women who saw their lives turned upside down during the four-year conflict. The 32 photographs selected reveal powerful themes linked to the history of the department and its territories: the Artois front, Commonwealth soldiers, the occupation, behind the front, civilians, women, destruction, military hospitals, death, etc.

For the most part, the photographs come from public local resources (the departmental archives of Pas-de-Calais), but also from private collections thanks to a memory-collecting appeal organised on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and through regional partnerships. In some cases, the photographs come from national collections (Contemporary Library of International Documentation, Imperial War Museum, Bundesarchiv).

Every day

Free

0033 (0)3 21 07 72 90


Address : Centre-ville, 62580 VIMY
Vimy


july 2017


Guided Tour

Dramatised guided tour: Historical village staged at Bullecourt

July 9th 2017

Bullecourt, France

As part of the Label Village Patrimoine (Heritage Village Designation) across the Pays d’Artois region: Dramatised visit with storytelling, portraying scenes from life at Bullecourt in 1917.

Sunday 9th July 2017

3 € (free for under 12 year olds)

0033 (0)3 21 59 89 84


Address : BULLECOURT
Bullecourt



Route

Walk: “Faces from 5 continents”

July 2nd 2017

Laventie, France

Guided walk to discover the memorial sites at Laventie and La Gorgue.

14 pm

3

0033(0)3 21 66 21 36


Address : Place du 8 Mai, 62840 LAVENTIE
Laventie



Guided Tour

Discovering traces of the French and British armies

July 1st 2017

Ligny-Saint-Flochel, France

Trail: “Discovering traces of the Great War in the Pays du Ternois region”

Organised by the Pays du Ternois region

Like most municipalities of the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions, those of the Pays du Ternois region were affected, directly or indirectly, by the terrible conflict that took place a few dozen kilometres away. Its geographical position meant that its location was ideal as soon as the front became more stable in autumn 1914. Although the Pays du Ternois region was in the “non-occupied zone”, there was a continuous military presence: French until 1916 and British until 1920.

The territory enjoyed a “close distance” from the Artois and Somme fronts. As such, it was crossed by hundreds of thousands of men: its children who were called up, soldiers joining the front or returning from it, but also presidents, kings, a queen, princes, marshals, generals… and so many refugees, fleeing the battles. This mass of humanity needed to be fed, lodged, treated, organised, trained, and transported, regardless of whether they were participants in or victims of this terrible conflict. As a result, the territory became like a teeming anthill, a factory for sustaining and conducting warfare.

Discover the history of the Pays du Ternois region by following trails designed to appeal to the largest possible audience. Each trail will begin with a guided tour given by its organisers (local associations and communities), followed by independent access facilitated by brochures.

Other dates and trails will take place at Auxi-le-Château, Frévent and Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise.

2 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 47 08 08


Address : Rue du Rietz, 62127 LIGNY-SAINT-FLOCHEL
Ligny-Saint-Flochel



Guided Tour

Discovering traces of British tanks

July 7th 2017

Érin, France

Trail: “Discovering traces of the Great War in the Pays du Ternois region”

Organised by the Pays du Ternois region

Like most municipalities of the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions, those of the Pays du Ternois region were affected, directly or indirectly, by the terrible conflict that took place a few dozen kilometres away. Its geographical position meant that its location was ideal as soon as the front became more stable in autumn 1914. Although the Pays du Ternois region was in the “non-occupied zone”, there was a continuous military presence: French until 1916 and British until 1920.

The territory enjoyed a “close distance” from the Artois and Somme fronts. As such, it was crossed by hundreds of thousands of men: its children who were called up, soldiers joining the front or returning from it, but also presidents, kings, a queen, princes, marshals, generals… and so many refugees, fleeing the battles. This mass of humanity needed to be fed, lodged, treated, organised, trained, and transported, regardless of whether they were participants in or victims of this terrible conflict. As a result, the territory became like a teeming anthill, a factory for sustaining and conducting warfare.

Discover the history of the Pays du Ternois region by following trails designed to appeal to the largest possible audience. Each trail will begin with a guided tour given by its organisers (local associations and communities), followed by independent access facilitated by brochures.

Other dates and trails will take place at Auxi-le-Château, Frévent and Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise.

2 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 47 08 08


Address : Rue du Château, 62134 ÉRIN
Érin



Guided Tour

Discovering traces of places and people during the war

July 15th 2017

Boubers-sur-Canche, France

Trail: “Discovering traces of the Great War in the Pays du Ternois region”

Organised by the Pays du Ternois region

Like most municipalities of the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions, those of the Pays du Ternois region were affected, directly or indirectly, by the terrible conflict that took place a few dozen kilometres away. Its geographical position meant that its location was ideal as soon as the front became more stable in autumn 1914. Although the Pays du Ternois region was in the “non-occupied zone”, there was a continuous military presence: French until 1916 and British until 1920.

The territory enjoyed a “close distance” from the Artois and Somme fronts. As such, it was crossed by hundreds of thousands of men: its children who were called up, soldiers joining the front or returning from it, but also presidents, kings, a queen, princes, marshals, generals… and so many refugees, fleeing the battles. This mass of humanity needed to be fed, lodged, treated, organised, trained, and transported, regardless of whether they were participants in or victims of this terrible conflict. As a result, the territory became like a teeming anthill, a factory for sustaining and conducting warfare.

Discover the history of the Pays du Ternois region by following trails designed to appeal to the largest possible audience. Each trail will begin with a guided tour given by its organisers (local associations and communities), followed by independent access facilitated by brochures.

Other dates and trails will take place at Auxi-le-Château, Frévent and Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise.

2 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 47 08 08


Address : Place du Général de Gaulle, 62270 BOUBERS-SUR-CANCHE
Boubers-sur-Canche



Guided Tour

Discovering traces of Mac Cudden’s last flight

July 22nd 2017

Beauvoir-Wavans, France

Trail: “Discovering traces of the Great War in the Pays du Ternois region”

Organised by the Pays du Ternois region

Like most municipalities of the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions, those of the Pays du Ternois region were affected, directly or indirectly, by the terrible conflict that took place a few dozen kilometres away. Its geographical position meant that its location was ideal as soon as the front became more stable in autumn 1914. Although the Pays du Ternois region was in the “non-occupied zone”, there was a continuous military presence: French until 1916 and British until 1920.

The territory enjoyed a “close distance” from the Artois and Somme fronts. As such, it was crossed by hundreds of thousands of men: its children who were called up, soldiers joining the front or returning from it, but also presidents, kings, a queen, princes, marshals, generals… and so many refugees, fleeing the battles. This mass of humanity needed to be fed, lodged, treated, organised, trained, and transported, regardless of whether they were participants in or victims of this terrible conflict. As a result, the territory became like a teeming anthill, a factory for sustaining and conducting warfare.

Discover the history of the Pays du Ternois region by following trails designed to appeal to the largest possible audience. Each trail will begin with a guided tour given by its organisers (local associations and communities), followed by independent access facilitated by brochures.

Other dates and trails will take place at Auxi-le-Château, Frévent and Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise.

2 pm

Free

0033 (0)3 21 47 08 08


Address : D 938, 62390 BEAUVOIR-WAVANS
Beauvoir-Wavans



Exhibition

Greetings from Pas-de-Calais, the british ampire in our region

From July 1st 2017 to July 15th 2017

Berles-Monchel, France

From a modest expeditionary force sent to the Western Front in August 1914, the involvement of the British Empire has grown steadily during the Great War.

This exhibition will make you discover how these forces were deployed, organized, how they fought and lived on the territory of the Pas-de-Calais, throughout the fifty-one months of conflict. Collected in seven themes, photographs and drawings, newspaper clippings, posters and postcards, individual testimonies, are so many media of the memory of this Allied presence and of its different facets, from the heart of the fights in the trenches to ties forged with inhabitants at the back-front.

Every day

Free

0033 (0)3 21 22 02 60


Address : BERLES-MONCHEL
Berles-Monchel


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