Westfront Nieuwpoort: The (Collected) Memory of the Belgian Front

  • Karen ShelbyEmail author


The final chapter to this volume by Karen Shelby highlights the importance of memorialization. Shelby recounts the history of the Wacht aan de IJzer (The Guard on the IJzer), which determined the position of the Belgian Front during the First World War, and looks at the role of the Westfront Nieuwpoort Visitors’ Centre, with its famous facsimile of a section of the Panorama of the IJzer 1914 by Alfred Bastien, illustrating the devastation in Flanders.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baruch CollegeCity University of New York (CUNY)USA

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