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Exhibition Liberation of Flanders by the 1st Polish Armoured Division and general Maczek

For the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Flanders, the Canada-Poland War Museum in Adegem opens a new exhibition room entirely devoted to the 1st Polish Armoured Division and General Stanislaw Maczek.

Polish soldiers played a huge role in the liberation of the region of Meetjesland and a large part of Flanders 75 years ago. The museum’s new room is not filled with photos and texts, but rather with more than fifty life-size mannequins wearing authentic costumes worn by Polish soldiers during the Second World War.

The exhibition features a series of realistic battlefields from authentic scenery of the liberated area of Aalter-Maldegem, war vehicles and boats, animations with real stories from 1944, and panoramas representing the Battle of the Scheldt Pocket and Leopold canal. A 20-minute long film and 370 original uniforms, equipment and weapons are also on display.

Opening hours:

April – September: 10h – 18h

October – March: 12h – 18h

Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition Liberation of Flanders by the 1st Polish Armoured Division and general Maczek