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Spent a very special and poignant time at the Menin Gate during Remembrance Sunday (Armistice 100) ypres weekend pilgrimage. Truly humbling experience on this day but not accessible due to the dpecial service going on for remembrance sunday 11/11/2018. Other times it is accessible to...More
I wasn't born before either of the great wars but had relative who fought died and survived them, there are many places to visit to pay your respect to these brave heroes known or unknown . A must on anyone's bucket list.
A very moving experience, bu for best view make due you stand at opposite end to town centre entrance. The crowds were so big that anyone other than in front rows saw nothing. However being there was the important thing and using the next day...More
It was a privilege to be part of this ceremony on such a significant day: 11/11/18. The whole experience was amazing such a once in a lifetime experience. I have been many times before but this was truly something else. It is well worth a...More
My husband and daughter, both history teachers with a passion for educating students about WW1 have attended this service in previous years when they have bought students from their respective schools touring the Western Front. This was my turn. We stayed in Ypres for 4...More
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The ceremony lasts about 10 minutes (on a normal day) but the walk to the station takes approx 20 min. You can not be at the station before 20.30. I live in Ieper. Have a drink in town before you take the train.