Vicky est enfant unique et le dernier membre de sa famille à porter le nom de Braedy. Elle ne connaît son arrière-arrière-grand-père qu'au travers de lettres retrouvées dans son grenier. Quand elle découvre qu'elle est enceinte, elle veut à tout prix en savoir plus sur ses racines. Elle sait que son aïeul a péri cent ans auparavant sur un champ de bataille à proximité de Passchendaele, près du char légendaire 'Fray Bentos'. Mais tant son corps que le char lui-même n'ont jamais été retrouvés.
Toutes les pistes la mènent de Passendale à Cambrai, à l'instar des chars en 1917. Elle est déterminée à élucider la mort mystérieuse de son aïeul. En quoi son décès est-il lié aux chars ? Est-elle vraiment la dernière Braedy ?
Vicky is an only child, and the last person in her family with the surname Braedy. When she discovers she's pregnant, she wants above all to learn more about her family history. All she knows, from letters in her attic, is that her great-greatgrandfather died a hundred years ago on a battlefield near Passchendaele, close to the legendary tank 'Fray Bentos'. Neither his body nor the tank were ever found.
The clues lead her from Passchendaele to Cambrai, just like the tanks in 1917. She is determined to unravel the mystery of her great-great-grandfather's death. What did his death have to do with the tanks? And is she really the last Braedy?
At Waregem is a graphic novel with realistic drawings and a factual background. The comic strip depicts the devastating last weeks of the First World War in Waregem and the surrounding area.
When the trainee journalists, Jim and Sophia, are given a new assignment, they explore Waregem in search of inspiration. They quickly become fascinated by the stories of the city during the First World War. Jim and Sophia discover that, although Waregem had been relatively quiet for four years, the liberation left a trail of destruction in its wake. The story of an eleven-year-old boy who, out of childish curiosity, detonated a cannon shell - with dramatic consequences - fills them with horror. They find the diary of a survivor and read about Sergeant Paul Smithhisler, who tried to swim across the River Scheldt after all the bridges had been blown up.
Follow in Jim and Sophia's footsteps and reconstruct the last weeks of the First World War in and around Waregem through the experiences of ten soldiers.