The Canada War Museum of Mr. Gilbert Van Landschoot was opened on June 28, 1995 by Representative
His Majesty the King, and many Belgian and Canadian celebrities to Adegem - Maldegem. This private museum was
established as a result of a promise to his father, who was hit in 1987 by a heart attack. On his deathbed he revealed
the role he had played during the Second World War, something he had never spoken.
He told how he had thought all alone, without family or friends to involve people hidden
the Nazis. He was due to the liberators his life. His father Maurice Van Landschoot asked his son
Gilbert to ever do if gratitude to Canadians something back. And here to inherit that heralded the code of his father:
ONCE CANADIAN AND POLISCH SOLDIERS HAS DONE SOMETHING FOR ME.
LATER YOU WILL DO SOMETHING IN RETURN.
The years after his father's death, explained G.van Land Schoot - down his promise mind-flowers
during the annual tribute to the Canadian cemetery, every 2nd Sunday of September.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation, Mr. Van Landschoot decided a private museum
to set up in honor of the liberators.
The Canada-Poland War Museum became Gilbert his top priority.
The museum mobilization, occupation and liberation of Flanders presented in a lively way.
Several dioramas show you lifelike military action from WWII with 270 uniforms, weapons stations, posters,
equipment, .... Also the original 20 min film about the Battle of the Scheldt.
On 7september 2004 a new museum was inaugurated " The Maple Leaf " by the representative of His
Majesty the King and many Canadian and Polish public figures, the museum includes militaria miniatures scale 1/35, and
shows many battlefields of WWII with dioramas on the 1st Polish Armoured Division and the Polish Air Force that our region
have freed the maple-leaf museum was also a part of the Polish Museum, 70 uniforms, weapons, equipment,
photos, posters ...
POLISH EAGLE FLIES WITH HIS SILVER WINGS AND
GOLD CROWN , FREE HIGH ABOVE THE FLANDERS FIELDS
WHERE DURING THE SECOND WORLD MANY YOUNG
VOLUNTARY POLISH SOLDIERS AS HEROES HAS DIED
TO BRING TO THE POPULATION OF THE BELGIAN KINGDOM
PEACE AND FREEDOM.
This exceptional museums, unique in Europe, was set up for those who have experienced the war,
but especially for our youth, so that they would never forget here that thousands of young soldiers
has died for our peace and freedom. We, the Belgian people must finally stand up and show our gratitude to
the Canadian-Polish people. May this museum be the harmony between all people and encourage them
to draw closer together hand in hand of tolerance and solidarity.
ONE VISIT TO THE MUSEUM IS A TRIBUTE TO THE LIBERATORS.
TO KNOW THE PAST, WE LEARN FOR THE FUTURE..