New - From now on …..  the Royal Military Museum  integrates the War Heritage Institute                                        

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, the Belgian National Institute for Veterans and Victims of War, the National Memorial Fort Breendonk and the Historic Pool of Defence unite forces…

The result: a brand-new military heritage and remembrance organization is launched… : War Heritage Institute

Discover the Mission Statement on www.warheritage.be     

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Dunkirk by director Christopher Nolan was released on July 19 and the movie tells the exciting story of Operation Dynamo. In May 1940, at the beginning of the Second World War, some 400,000 British, Canadian, French and Belgian soldiers are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk and surrounded by German troops. Operation Dynamo (running from May 26 till June 3, 1940) is to set the allied soldiers free.

Dunkirk is a movie about war, hope and survival.

The War Heritage Institute salutes this initiative that makes the public reflect on the soldiers and the civilians who defended...

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Four fun-filled trails, designed for both young and old, enable you to discover the Museum in an original way during exciting treasure-hunts.

In each trail you need to solve some ten simple riddles across the Museum. These will provide the coordinates of the final « cache » (the treasure). Don’t worry, you don’t need a GPS, high-tech systems, maps, compasses or sextants: the coordinates are virtual ones!

At the end of each trail, go back to the Museum welcome desk, where your coordinates will be validated and where you will receive access to the « treasure », a reward for...

Expo Dieppe Royal Military Museum  24/06 > 31/12/17
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 In the framework of the 75th anniversary of the raid on Dieppe the War Heritage Institute presents its first temporary exhibition: Dieppe. Tribute to a raid. It illustrates a lesser-known episode of the Second World War: the raid on Dieppe on August 19, 1942.

A total of 99 items from the Royal Military Museum collections (Brussels), the city of Dieppe, Dieppe societies and private collectors enable us to retrace the stages of Operation Jubilee. Four complementary zones shed new light on the raid: the historical context and the major military actors, the Belgian part in Operation...

The pictures taken during the family afternoon of August 2 are on line!

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