Project: Commemoration Battle of Messines Beneficiary: City Messines Amount: 60.000 euros Duration: June 7, 2017 On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 it will be exactly 100 years ago that 19 mines exploded under the German positions and thus heralded the start of the infamous Battle of Messines. The explosions resulted in gigantic craters, which are still visible in Messines, Ypres and Heuvelland. Several monuments and cemeteries in the region refer to this historical battle. 100 years later, these historical events are commemorated internationally.
Project: 1917 - 2017 Flanders welcomes the bereaved Beneficiary: Westtoer apb Amount: 15.980 Euros Duration: 2017 For the important commemorative year 2017 Westtoer started the project '1917 Total war in Flanders'. The main communication tool for the project in the targeted countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany and the Netherlands) , is a social media designed promotional video.
Project: Commemorating 100 years Battle of Messines Beneficiary: Municipality Heuvelland Amount: 49.775 euro Duration: June 10, 2017 During the Battle on June 7, 1917 the British army left 19 mines explode under the ridge around and around Mesen / Wijtschate. The Second Battle of Messines went down in history as the worst military explosion until the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and changed the landscape around Heuvelland and Messines final.