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After a popular guest stint at the Air force Museum at
Wigram, ‘The Belgians Have Not Forgotten’ exhibition is now headed our way!
The exhibition, which commemorates the 1917 Battle of
Passchendaele, will be on show in the Council Chambers at the Rangiora Service
Centre from September 4 to September 15.
Four meetings that would normally be held in the chambers
have been moved to other locations in order to accommodate the exhibition.
The meetings that have been shifted are:
Created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, with funding
and support from the Federal Government of Belgium, the exhibition has been a
popular addition to the Air Force Museum’s displays, while it has been based at
Wigram for the last month.
The Council’s decision to host the exhibition here
acknowledges the twinning relationship that Waimakariri has with the Belgian
town of Zonnebeke, home of the Museum of Passchendaele.
It also acknowledges the role the Passchendaele Trust has
played in bringing the exhibition to the region.
The Battle of Passchendaele, fought between July 31 and
November 10 in 1917, was the bloodiest of the entire First World War.
There were in excess of 320,000 dead and wounded on the
Allied side alone, for a territorial gain of just eight kilometres of ground
before the battle finally ended.
Waimakariri is represented among the nearly 12,000 soldiers
buried at the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, at Tyne Cot in
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