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Je soutiens l'inscription des sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Grande Guerre à l'UNESCO http://www.paysages-et-sites-de-memoire.fr/

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Industry in the War

From December 1st 2014 to December 31st 2018


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

From the 1st december 2014 to the 31 december 2018


+33 (0)3 20 40 84 50

Address : 21 avenue Germaine, 59110 La Madeleine


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


0044 (0)30 00 29 09 02

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


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


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

april 2017

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