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Using the past to indicate the possible presence of relics in the present-day landscape : the Western Front of the Great War in Belgium

Hanne Van den Berghe (UGent) , Wouter Gheyle (UGent) , Birger Stichelbaut (UGent) , Timothy Saey (UGent) , Nicolas Note (UGent) , Marc Van Meirvenne (UGent) , Jean Bourgeois (UGent) and Veerle Van Eetvelde (UGent)
(2019) LANDSCAPE RESEARCH. 44(4). p.351-373
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The First World War (WWI) had a notable influence on the landscape at the former Western Front in Belgium. Research on a landscape scale is necessary to understand the destructive and constructive impact of the war and its consequences for the post-war landscape in a holistic manner. This paper focuses on the trajectory and impact analysis of three study areas with contrasting landscape types and aims to indicate possible preserved military relics today. Therefore, landscape changes are studied using historical aerial photographs (WWI and WWII) and contemporary orthophotos. A military landscape characterisation is made based on land use/land cover and linear structures that were mapped throughout time. Specific landscape trajectories could be designated as areas with a possible preservation of WWI heritage, with a related impact degree. The results are useful for sustainable heritage management and for further interdisciplinary research on WWI-heritage, by providing a broad knowledge of the area.
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WWI aerial photography, historic landscape characterisation (HLC), landscape change trajectory analysis (LCTA), Great War heritage, COVER CHANGE, ARCHAEOLOGY, FLANDERS, GEOLOGY

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Van den Berghe, Hanne, et al. “Using the Past to Indicate the Possible Presence of Relics in the Present-Day Landscape : The Western Front of the Great War in Belgium.” LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, vol. 44, no. 4, 2019, pp. 351–73.
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Van den Berghe, H., Gheyle, W., Stichelbaut, B., Saey, T., Note, N., Van Meirvenne, M., … Van Eetvelde, V. (2019). Using the past to indicate the possible presence of relics in the present-day landscape : the Western Front of the Great War in Belgium. LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, 44(4), 351–373.
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Van den Berghe, Hanne, Wouter Gheyle, Birger Stichelbaut, Timothy Saey, Nicolas Note, Marc Van Meirvenne, Jean Bourgeois, and Veerle Van Eetvelde. 2019. “Using the Past to Indicate the Possible Presence of Relics in the Present-Day Landscape : The Western Front of the Great War in Belgium.” LANDSCAPE RESEARCH 44 (4): 351–73.
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Van den Berghe, Hanne, Wouter Gheyle, Birger Stichelbaut, Timothy Saey, Nicolas Note, Marc Van Meirvenne, Jean Bourgeois, and Veerle Van Eetvelde. 2019. “Using the Past to Indicate the Possible Presence of Relics in the Present-Day Landscape : The Western Front of the Great War in Belgium.” LANDSCAPE RESEARCH 44 (4): 351–373.
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Van den Berghe H, Gheyle W, Stichelbaut B, Saey T, Note N, Van Meirvenne M, et al. Using the past to indicate the possible presence of relics in the present-day landscape : the Western Front of the Great War in Belgium. LANDSCAPE RESEARCH. 2019;44(4):351–73.
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H. Van den Berghe et al., “Using the past to indicate the possible presence of relics in the present-day landscape : the Western Front of the Great War in Belgium,” LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 351–373, 2019.
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  author       = {Van den Berghe, Hanne and Gheyle, Wouter and Stichelbaut, Birger and Saey, Timothy and Note, Nicolas and Van Meirvenne, Marc and Bourgeois, Jean and Van Eetvelde, Veerle},
  issn         = {0142-6397},
  journal      = {LANDSCAPE RESEARCH},
  keywords     = {WWI aerial photography,historic landscape characterisation (HLC),landscape change trajectory analysis (LCTA),Great War heritage,COVER CHANGE,ARCHAEOLOGY,FLANDERS,GEOLOGY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {351--373},
  title        = {Using the past to indicate the possible presence of relics in the present-day landscape : the Western Front of the Great War in Belgium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2017.1415315},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2019},
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