On June 6, 1944 a major event was to mark a turning-point in the Second World War in Western Europe: D-Day or the Normandy Landing.
The Western Allies indeed organized a maritime landing supported by violent aerial or naval bombings and by airborne forces. Objective: to open a new front with the aim of putting an end to the German occupation of Europe. Three airborne divisions were dropped overnight and at daybreak some 156,000 allied soldiers landed on the 5 Normandy beaches selected for the operation. They had to face nearly 40,000 entrenched German soldiers defending the sector....
On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April Gunfire (Brasschaat) participates in the Flemish "Heritage Days". This year’s theme is medical care. Through a field hospital, military ambulances, pictures and documents the museum illustrates a century of military care. Re-enactment groups recreate a century of first aid and field kitchens will prepare soup as it was made during the Great War.
Free access during these two days. Open from 10 am until 6 pm.
Do you know the Lembeek Easter event, a unique partly religious and partly military parade?
Saint-Veron's relics are carried by uniformed soldiers: the club of Congolese soldiers, the carabiniers, the Lembeek cavalry and the general staff. For the first time the public will also be able to admire an artillery piece from the Belgian 1914 campaign. The gun is part of the Museum's collection and is drawn by six horses.
Want to participate? Then go to Lembeek town hall on Monday April 17 at 8 a.m. for the departure of the gun and to Lembeek church (same day, same time) for the...