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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.
Earnley, United Kingdom
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“Impressive”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

So many names, nationalities remembered here-sombre stuff. Well kept and maintained and nighly last post ceremony held here every evening at 2000hrs.

Visited February 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Very lovely memorial to the war dead”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

We were over awed by this place such a beautiful memorial to all those that lost their lives in WW1. It's a must place to visit in Ypres. Makes you appreciated what these young men gave up for us today. Take the tissues. As it's very emotional.

Visited February 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Menin Gate Memorial”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Combine this and a visit to Tyne Cot cemetery nearby. Names of those who died in The Salient in WW1 who don't appear on the Menin gate are commemorated at Tyne Cot.

Visited February 2014
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Wimborne Saint Giles, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding Memorial”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

The structure is well designed to give you a sense of the scale of the loss of life that was witnessed by this town. Up on the ramparts there is a wonderful bronze model of the memorial so if you have no sight it is easy to feel your way around and get a sense of what is before you.

Visited February 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Solemn ceremony”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very moving and solemn ceremony. Astonishingly well-attended - must have been 1,500-2,000 people there on a wet and blowy January Saturday evening. Almost all behaved appropriately for an occasion of remembrance.

Visited January 2014
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