‘No-man’s-land’ car route

This route follows the changing front line between the Allied and German sectors. On 22 April 1915 chlorine gas was used for the first time. Langemark was the scene of the slaughter of the young German volunteers, who offered their lives for the fatherland. During the Final Offensive Belgian troops stormed the fortress of Houthulst Forest. Diksmuide was a dangerous sector throughout the war, and later became a place of pilgrimage for Flemish veterans. The 68 kilometre ‘No-man’s-land’ route, signposted with six-sided boards, will take you to all the most important sites.

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