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“Very Moving, If In Ypres The Last Post Is A Must” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Menin Gate Memorial
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Fromelles and Ypres Day Tour from Arras
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Owner description: 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 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927. Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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“Very Moving, If In Ypres The Last Post Is A Must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Visited in June 2012 not long after my mother passed away. This is a very sad, moving and peaceful place. The Last Post is a must see, with different tributes every day no 2 Last Posts are the same. Don't expect to walk away with dry eyes.

The Gate is huge and not what I expected. It is a fitting tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price to ensure the rest of us live in peace.

Visited November 2013
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“Whoa.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

One of the most scary/moving war memorials there is, not only because of the Size but to know it ran out of space and continues in Tyne cot. I know my Great 2nd removed cousin is on it so if you get a chance. Look for H Shaw in the 5th London regiment. You may even find your relative on it.

Visited November 2013
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“Touching nightly cemetery that should be experienced.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Every night, the Last Post is sounded at the Menin Gate. This little ceremony at the massive monument to the missing - Commonwealth Soldiers lost in WW1 who have no known grave - is very touching and should not be missed.
The monument itself holds the names of over 50,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who have no known grave. Most British (and many Commonwealth) families must have relatives listed here.

Seeing this number of names listed helps understand the scale of the conflict in this area - and its futility.

Visited October 2013
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“Very moving location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a very sad but moving location. This was our second visit to Ypres and is always a very moving experience. All the names of the young men from all parts of the world who paid the ultimate sacrifice. If you are in the area then don't miss seeing this and take the opportunity to pay your respects.

Visited November 2013
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“menin gate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

a grand building, can't believe that there are so many names on the walls. the 8 o'clock ceremony was very moving, a wonderful tribute to our ancestors, I' glad no one clapped after the last post. It was quite emotional

Visited October 2013
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