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Saint Julien Memorial

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Address: Saint Julien, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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A very, very moving memorial. It really has to be seen to be truly appreciated .Is one of the main Canadian memorials.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
Mike T
Halifax, Uk
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Halifax, Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A very, very moving memorial. It really has to be seen to be truly appreciated .Is one of the main Canadian memorials.

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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Surrounded by selected trees and shrubs, the brooding soldier memorial is one of the best memorials we have seen on our trip. The sculpture is a sensitive,emotional and fitting tribute to those who gave their lives. Don't just drive past, take 10 minutes to visit and reflect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Beautifully stark and sombre, a fitting testament to the brave Canadians who fought and died here at the site of the first gas attack.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Our tour guide mentioned that this memorial is considered to be the most poignant in the area by the locals. It made me proud to be Canadian. Thinking of the loss of such brave soldiers, in such a horrific way, is a somber event.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Situated on a main road out of Ypres near to Langemarck. Huge brooding statue looking out towards where on April 22 1915 the first large scale release of gas took place on the Western Front. Therefore this is the location of the start of Ypres 2. Memorable as a Canadian memorial as after the native French troops were overwhelmed leaving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a memorial to the Canadians who fought at Ypres, and was originally intended to be the common memorial that would be erected at several significant Canadian battlefields of WW1. The park is absolutely gorgeous. It is well kept and full of a variety of flowers, and gardens in addition to the memorial. In my opinion it is one... More 

Thank Cody M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

One of the most powerful and beautiful memorials in the Ypres Salient. Nothing heroic about it - just the sacrifice.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This Monument in Saint Julien is located at a junction which is also known as Vancouver Corner. It commerates the occasion when Canadian troops faced the first gas attack of the war and two thousand lie nearby. Also known as "The Brooding Solder", it shows a figure with downward pointing weapon indicating that for him, the battle is over. Stark,... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I was here as part of a coach party the monument is small but still moving these men gave their lives to keep us free so worth passing

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a gut-wrenching experience and with the tiniest amount of imagination will leave you in awe of these men. The first effective use of mustard gas occurred here (it was tried earlier on the eastern front but had little impact due to weather). However, here the weather was not sub-zero and the gas not only destroyed the Canadian (and... More 

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