Category: <span>Camp Beverlo</span>

Dune of the executed

Deep in the forest of the Beverlo Camp lies a hidden war cemetery, only known in the area as the “Secret Cemetery”. During the Second World War, only local residents knew about the lurid place because they heard groans and screams at night. Here the German Army executed and buried…

Internment camp

The most memorable thing in the Beverlo camp was the internment camp that the German occupier organized there during the Second World War under the name Kriegs Wehrmacht Gefängnis Beverlo. From the beginning of the occupation, that prison was set up in the complex of the equestrian camp. The existing…

There are beautiful stamps of Leopoldsburg, Heppen and the Camp Beverlo?

I am not a stamp collector myself, but on my search for postcards I did come across a number of beautiful stamps (and have therefore purchased them). On the right and below you can see my, without a doubt, limited collection. If you are still looking for yourself, I still…

there is a series of postcards of La Belgique Historique

I came across it quite by accident: postcards with a small explanation in French of the publisher DESAIX. They carry a nice stamp (but there are also without). More I have not (yet) found out. Unfortunately these cards are hard to find and my collection is far from complete. However,…

CIBI

On August 11, 1921, the law was passed imposing military duties on priests. They would receive training from a military stretcher-patient nurse in a specially reserved training center: the Centre d’Instruction Brancardier Infirmier, CIBI for short. On December 1, 1921, the first 88 recruits, called Cibists (or conscripted clergy), arrived…

Quarters Ijzer

Since August 11, 1921, general conscription also applied to the clergy. They would henceforth perform their military service with the administration of the “Training Center for Stretchers and Nurses” in the Military Hospital of Camp Beverlo.In peacetime, they had to follow the training of a military stretcher-sickness servant (called CIBISTS:…

The Olympic Games of Antwerp 1920 will always be connected to Camp Beverlo?

In 1920, Camp Beverloo hosted the facilities of the gun and rifle shooting events for the 1920 Summer Olympics. While those events took place, grenades exploded four kilometres from the shooting ranges, because the military exercises in the Camp continued! A photo of the Norwegian team in action