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    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

    by wandeljp Written Jan 29, 2014

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    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

    The case dates back to the First World War. Many wounded on both sides of the belligerents were wounded and needs urgent care!
    Allies sought a suitable location and close to the railway found.

    Between 1915 and 1920 it is estimated that more than 300,000 wounded passed through this hospital campaign. 3% lost their lives, or 10,784 graves spread between 30 different nationalities.

    The peculiarity here is that all the graves bear a name not unknown soldiers.

    Its situeted South-West from Poperinge near N38 road

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    L'affaire remonte à la première guerre mondiale. De nombreux bléssés, des deux côté des belligérants étaient bléssés et avaient besoins de soins urgents !
    Les alliés cherchèrent un endroit approprié et le trouvèrent proche de la voie férrée.

    Entre 1915 et 1920 on estime à plus de 300.000 bléssés passèrent par cet hospital de campagne. 3 % y laissèrent la vie, soit 10784 tombes réparties entre 30 nationalités différentes.

    La particularité ici est que toutes les tombes portent un nom : pas de soldats inconnus.

    Le cimetière est situé au Sud-Ouest de Poperinge, proche de la route N38

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    Brewery Van Eecke

    by Martinewezel Written Feb 21, 2005

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    There are two breweries in Poperinge: Brewery Van Eecke and Brewery Nevejan.

    The first one can be visited and they provide the famous "Hommelbier", "Watous Witbier "and abbey beers under the name "Kapittel".

    Only groups can visit the place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and on Saturday morning.
    A reservation has to be made at the Tourist office.

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    Birth house of Dirk Frimont

    by tompt Written Jul 4, 2005
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    Dirk Frimont was the first belgian astronaut. He was born in Poperinge on march 21th 1941, in this house in the Gasthuisstraat.

    He was in the Atlantis in 1992.

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