600.000 DOG TAGS CONNECTING PAST AND PRESENT

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Tens of thousands of people from Flanders and all around the world helped to create ComingWorldRememberMe. Together, they made the 600,000 statues. Each statue has a dog tag, the universal system of identification for frontline soldiers.


600.000 dog tags connect the past with the present. 

Tens of thousands of people from Flanders and all around the world helped to create ComingWorldRememberMe. Together, they made the 600,000 statues. Each statue has a dog tag, the universal system of identification for frontline soldiers. Every tag is engraved with the name of a First World War victim and the name of the statue maker. In this way, each tag quite literally connects the past with the present.

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A transparent work of art by artist Koen Vanmechelen offers a place to all 600.000 dog tags. The names of the wartime victims were taken from the Name List. This digital list of all the people who died as a result of the First World War in Belgium was compiled by the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ieper.