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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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spectacular but sad

This was one on my to do list, i was not disappointed, how sad so see so many names of missing in action on the walls of the Menin gate, 55,000 men who walked through the gate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was one on my to do list, i was not disappointed, how sad so see so many names of missing in action on the walls of the Menin gate, 55,000 men who walked through the gate never to be heard from again. To think of the dedication of the people who have carried out this spectacular event every night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is not to be missed. We have been to this many times over the years and it never ceases to affect me. The dedication of the fire brigade members is unbelievable. They turn out in all weathers, every day of the year. Every night during 2014-2018, a brief history of one of the many men who died that day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Been to this ceremony a few times over the years a real must visit place for anyone interested in the WW1 a real emotional experience would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Breathtaking. If you haven't been this is one for your bucket list. Each time is as moving as the first. If you get the chance spend the small hours in the Menin Gate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A very simple but moving. thoughtful point of remembrance. Made more so by the dedication of the fire-fighters who have continued this tradition. A 'must' at least once for every visitor to the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Arrived in time for a wreath laying parade which was very moving. Regiment parade, last post and a Scottish piper,the whole experience was one not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This ceremony is held every evening regardless of the weather and dependent upon which night you visit there is a different set of visiting dignitaries and other 'guest' participants in the parade. One of the buglers has missed only 3 of these ceremonies over the last 50+ years which shows how serious they take this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been determined to witness the last post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ieper (Ypres) for many years and actually made it this year. The ceremony has taken place at 20:00 every evening since the gate was completed in 1928 except for the 4 years Ieper was occupied during WW2. The gate was built to remember the many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a deeply moving occasion still performed with great dignity. Hearing the Last Post and reading the thousands of names on the Gate is a poignant reminder of the awful cost of the First World War. Everyone visting the battlefileds should attend this ceremony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

When in the area this is something you must go to. Such a moving event. We watched as young adults and English school children laid reefs at the Menin gate. Old and young remembered those that fought for us. We found relatives names on the gate and in the books stored within them. We visited this event twice and I... More 

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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)

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