Exhibition: Small news items from the Great War

<div> In this exhibition in the majestic Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, find out about people&rsquo;s efforts to stay in touch with one another during the First World War.&nbsp;</div>

The First World War tore the Belgian population asunder. People were forced to flee or to fight at the front. News from the home front was scarce, so soldiers and refugees devised their own ways of staying in touch. They gathered local stories in newspapers, which they circulated among their fellow-villagers, fellow-townspeople or schoolmates. You could call it the ‘social media’ of the Great War. This exhibition will be held in the majestic Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, one of the most beautiful library spaces in Belgium.

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