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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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A very moving experience and the choir in attendance added to the atmosphere. It is great that we remember all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. We should also think of those who survived, but were seriously injured physically and mentally. If you...More
Quite rightly the Menin Gate Memorial is one of the most iconic sites in Ypres and the surrounding area. An impressive and sobering reminder of the sacrifice made by so many young men. An absolute must for anyone visiting the town, especially at 8pm for...More
The sheer scale of the building is made more impressive by its location in the town. The sheer number of names of soldiers without graves on all the tablets is numbing. The best plan is to tie in a visit with the 8pm last post...More
Marking the memorial to nearly 55,000 British & Commonwealth soldiers who fell in the Ypres Salient up to August 1917 and have no known grave, the Menin Gate is one of the most powerful and moving monuments one will ever visit. And to hear the...More
There are 54,000 names on the Menin Gate, not the list of those who died in the Ypres Salient, but those who died with no known grave. I find these scale of numbers difficult to fathom.
The monument is a beautiful tribute - regardless of...More
Looking at the thousands of British and Commonwealth names of soldiers who still lay unfound somewhere in the nearby area is really moving. I thought the names within the arch was it, but they go up and around the outside on a few levels. Seeing...More
The Menin Gate Memorial is built on the site of the old Menin Gate (Meensepoort) through which hundreds of thousands of troops of the British Empire marched to war. Originally the gate was a simple gap in the town ramparts. The present gate was completed...More
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@Joan D, there’s plenty of places to purchase such items not far from the Menin Gate but there’s also a Legions store right by the entrance, hope this helps you & enjoy your tour, but I’ll warn you in advance it’s very... More
@Joan D, there’s plenty of places to purchase such items not far from the Menin Gate but there’s also a Legions store right by the entrance, hope this helps you & enjoy your tour, but I’ll warn you in advance it’s very emotional, especially when you’ve a family member, like myself & millions of others, that sacrificed their life for us & it does really make you think what the poor souls encountered & endured.