ADVENTURE/ War Tourism: Travel Back in Time

The Great War of 1914 to 1918 was one of the most brutal conflicts of all human history. Go back in time and explore the story of places like Verdun, Somme and Ypres.


Kansas City: National World War I Museum

Cecilia Garland

Just two weeks after the Armistice on November 11, 1918 that ended the fighting on the Western Front in World War I, leading Kansas Cities gathered to formulate a way to honor and remember those who served in the war and those who died, creating the Liberty Memorial Association, then the actual memorial. With the Liberty Memorial came the concept of a museum to showcase objects from the war. The museum, then called the Liberty Memorial Museum, actually began collecting in 1920 before the desi...

Touch the History at Ypres

Theodore Slate

Ypres is the silent witness of the Great War or World War I. During the entire war period, from 1914 up to 1918, Ypres was the scene of some of the most important battles in the First World War, later referred to as the Great War. Ypres Salient The Ypres Salient is the area around Ypres in Belgium which was the scene of the heaviest battles during the Great War. In the trenches all around Ypres extremely bloody battles were fought. Many of these battlefields have left their traces in the la...

Battle of the Somme: Symbol of International War

Denise Chen

The Somme suffered severely in the battles of the World War 1: the invasion and the "race to the sea" in September 1914, the Battle of the Somme in July-November 1916 and the battles of Picardy from March until September 1918. Today, this dramatic period of history can be explored by the visitors by following the Circuit of Remembrance. Come and see the history alive. In 1916, the French and the British decided to launch an offensive in the Somme in order to relieve the pressure on Verdun an...

The Memorial of Verdun – Education and History

Kevin Eagan

The Battle Field of Verdun bears the scars of the First War World. Forever marked by the terrible battles of 1914-18 (craters left by mines and shells, destroyed villages, fortifications), the site is a veritable material lesson in history. Why do people visit Verdun? Its name is attached to the battle of 1916, although in fact fighting went on in and around Verdun throughout the whole of the First World War. Why is there a focus on the Battle of Verdun, to the point of eclipsing the Battle o...