“If you go up with us in a helicopter, you will get a very different view,” says Toran Heli Services director Marc Lambert. “The landscape still bears the scars from that terrible time. From the air you can make out the trenches and mine craters, the vast cemeteries and imposing memorials – it will bring home the sheer scale and horror of this war that took eight million lives.” Founded in 1996, Toran fly from three Flanders helicopter fields – Antwerp, Knokke and their home base at Wevelgem near Lille – with a fleet of ten helicopters ranging from two to five-seaters. “You can book 30, 45 or 60-minute flights,” Lambert explains.