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  • Address: IJzerdijk 65, Diksmuide, Belgium
  • Hours: Vary

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Trench of Death Tours

The Trench of Death was one of the most dangerous locations of Belgian troops on the Western Front during World War I. It is a half-mile long network of revetments, saps and dug-outs near Diksmuide in Flanders, and it was only 55 yards from a German bunker. The Belgian Army was here to prevent the German troops from advancing toward France. As a result, soldiers in this trench were under almost constant attack from the opposing forces. Conditions were harsh and life for the Belgian soldiers was rigorous. Soldiers had to man the trenches for three days straight before getting three days of rest in a cantonment at the back of the combat zone. The Trench of Death was the heart of Belgian resistance until the successful Battle of Flanders which began on September 28, 1918. 

Visiting the Trench of Death will give perspective on the size and conditions of the trenches. The visitor center uses maps, photographs, videos and war memorabilia to tell the story of life and death on the front lines. The exhibits explain how the Belgians kept fighting for four years and what kinds of weapons and equipment they used. 

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The Trench of Death is located at IJzerdijk 65 near Diksmuide. Opening hours are 10am to 4:30pm daily from March 1 to November 15 and 9:30am to 3:30pm Tuesdays and Fridays from November 16 to February 28, closed from December 25 to January 3. Entrance is free.

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