After establishing a clubhouse, now known as Talbot House, in December 1915, Poperinge even became the refuge for entertainment. Soldiers could have carefree fun, enjoy themselves and, yes, even unwind for a while. There was entertainment and music for soldiers of every rank.

But there were also casualties. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is just one of the reminders of the horrendous war. Poperinge was home to the largest evacuation hospital in the Ypres Salient.

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