To commemorate the centennial of the First World War, the Belgian embassy in Canberra is organizing a touring exhibition in Australia. The exhibition named “The Great War in Broad Outlines” retraces the history of the Great War over 30 illustrated panels, detailing decisive moments and important battles, as well as exploring specific themes such as propaganda.
“Thousands of Australians travel each year to the Western Front to pay their respect to their ancestors and fellow countrymen, those who fought for peace and who unfortunately fell in immense numbers in the muddy battlefields of Belgium on the other side of the world. Their sacrifice is one that we can never repay”. - H.E. Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador of Belgium
With this timely exhibition, the embassy hopes to celebrate the memory of the Australian soldiers fallen on Belgian soil and bring their stories out to different communities.
The 12 locations where the exhibition will be displayed have been chosen as large regional centers with strong connections to Belgium forged during the war.