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Exhibition : History

Liège in turmoil - Exhibition at the Museum of Walloon Life

Liège in turmoil - Exhibition at the Museum of Walloon Life
© Wallonie et Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Province de Liège, Ville de Liège et Europa 50
  • Opening periods
    • from Saturday 2 August 2014 to Saturday 30 May 2015
    • Address:

      Musée de la Vie Wallonne
      4000 LIEGEBelgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    Journey back in time with never before seen personal accounts and archives, in a historical and humanist exhibition. In Liège from 02/08 to 31/05/15!

    Discover the various facets of what life was really like in Liège during the First World War!

    On one hand, emphasis is put on the Battle of Liège and the heroic resistance of the forts from 4 to 6 of August 1914. A resistance that earned the Ardent City its Légion d'Honneur on the 7 August 1914.

    On the other hand, attention is focused on the bitter experiences endured by the people during the occupation.

    By way of introduction, an initial area exhibits economic, social, cultural and military aspects of life in Liège and in the province, before the conflict.

    Once the background has been established, the admirable attitude of the Belgian army is highlighted, amongst others during battles such as the "Bataille des intervalles" (Battles of intervals).

    A symbolic reconstruction of the ring of forts in Liège enables visitors to also understand the role played by Liège in the course of the conflict.

    Immediately afterwards, German acts of violence are illustrated, that senselessly affected the inhabitants of towns and villages in Liège.

    Gratuitous acts that highlight as much the brutality of the conflict as the victimisation of neutral Belgium. Two elements that greatly fuel ally propaganda.

    An area that then focuses on the daily life of civilians in Liège during fours year of conflict such as, rationing, aid, deportation, resistance, artistic activities, etc.

    The painful absence of the deportees is also given a particular focus.

    A final memorial space is centred around the scars and memory of the Great War in Liège and its province, and houses educational entertainment and activities.

    Check out I was 20 years old in 1914 and our other events commemorating the First World War.

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    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.