“In Flanders” to be read at centenary of Passchendaele in July

In Flanders to be read at centenary of Passchendaele in July.

A photo of a field of poppies in Flanders by Vincent Brassine.
Field of poppies (Le champ de coquelicots)
Photo: Vincent Brassine/CC, Flickr

The Society is pleased to announce that the reading of ‘In Flanders’ written by F W Harvey will be part of a live event in Ypres Market Square on the evening of 30th July 2017.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is organising the performance which will use a range of contemporary digital projection techniques to bring history to life and will be supported by live spoken and musical performances. The event will creatively tell the story of the war in the Ypres Salient from 1914, with a particular focus on the Third Battle of Ypres of 1917. Passchendaele is one of the national commemorations in Her Majesty’s Government’s four-year First World War Centenary programme.

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