'Light Front' - Centenary torchlight remembrance in Belgium

Posted on centenarynews.com on 26/10/2014
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The First World War fighting which engulfed western Belgium 100 years ago was remembered by torchlight on October 17th 2014.

More than 8,000 torchbearers lined an 84-kilometre route (52 miles) marking the Western Front as it stood in late October 1914, after Belgian troops flooded the coastal plains of Flanders to halt the German advance.

The chain of lights stretched from the North Sea Coast at Nieuwpoort to the Memorial to the Missing at Ploegsteert, near the French border, where the Belgian Royal Family took part in a candlelit ceremony.

Light Front '14 was organised as part of Gone West, the artistic commemoration of the First World War in the Province of West Flanders.

Video courtesy of Visit Flanders

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