For 4 years, Mons endured German occupation while her sons fought along the Yser river. One man, Henri La Fontaine chose exile in order to continue his pacifist campaign against war. The founder of the Mundaneum would be active on all fronts, both during and after the conflict, waging a war against war.
max. 62 m
min. 32 m
Homage to the USA for the food aid sent to the people of Mons during the war
A monument in honour of all the civilians and soldiers of Mons who died for their country
A plaque in homage to the dead civilians who were used as human shields by the Germans.
A sculpture in memory of Resistance fighter, Charles Simonet, shot by the Germans
Soldiers from all over the world buried in the town cemetery in Mons
A lawn in the town cemetery dedicated to the people of Mons who died during deportation