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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000...more
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The nightly 8.00pm service is a must & we did consecutive nights of the memorial bugle call commemorating the end of WW1
Try and get there at least 30 min earlier for a good viewing as it could get quite full
The original lions are back in Australia, but replicas have been commissioned and sit proudly on the plinths. The memorial was awash with poppies, with it being the weekend after the 100th anniversary.
This was one of the highlights of our battlefield tour. We had planned ahead and were granted permission to lay a wreath at the memorial. Three of our group presented the wreath which we purchased for about $20 USD. The ceremony lasts about 20 minutes,...More
Visiting the Menin gate during the day before the daily evening service was very moving. You are made to realise the appalling scale of lost lives from all over the world. It is carefully crafted to remind us of 60,000 young men whose bodies were...More
Moving experience at the menin gate Ypres 11th November 2018.
100 year Armistice / Remembrance , every person should take the time to visit Ypres for the last post at the menin gate. Visit the graves of the fallen and pay their respects to all...More
If you know the name and regiment it could still take a while but all the Australian battalions are together so that might be easier. There is a shelf below the column where his name is so you can leave a poppy there.