Exhibition Operation North Sea 1944 - '45
Why so many ships still lie on the seabed off the Belgian Coast
To this day, dozens of wrecks of ships from the Second World War lie off the Belgian Coast and in the Scheldt. Remnants of those wrecks still find their way into the fishing nets. Some of these ships remain untouched mass graves. Others were blown up (sometimes violently so) and levelled to clear the shipping routes.
Exhibition Operation North Sea 1944-’45 is an opportunity to walk through all that underwater heritage, to see the eroded remnants of ships, the belongings of people who perished with them. You will discover how, these days, all that underwater cultural heritage is protected.