Greenhouse B&B

Mangelaarstraat 37, Ypres, West Flanders, 8920, Belgium | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Ypres

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...

The western front

A travel blog entry by kerri.hobman

The Western Front 700kms of battlefields that saw incredible numbers of soldiers fall. the menin gate commemorates 55,000 common wealth soldiers with no known grave and then tyne cot has another 40,000 and then that doesnt include New Zealands and New Foundlands missing as we both like to be different and remember our missing soldiers closer to the battlefields they were fighting at and these numbers are just for the flanders battlefields, one small part of the westrn front. ive ...

In Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by themaggiej

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... of Flanders. There were the tall red poppies so symbolic of Anzac Day that rose over the fields; the 300,000 Allied soldiers who perished here and the little town of Ieper which was reduced to rubble. The town has been authentically rebuilt and completed by 1930 to resemble the town that it once was complete with new cobblestone streets. It has much charm and character along with a very healthy influx of tourists here in the lead up to Anzac Day. The ...

Short days ago we lived

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... and awe, and are to remain untouched. The last person to deface the Menin Gate, for example, received a one way ticket to Russia on the Fuhrer's dime. Poor Ieper stuck me a bit like Oswiecim, Poland in that it would be very nice, but is forever stained with the blood of thousands.

The Menin Gate was the compromise with the British - a lasting memorial that would stand where 80% of soldiers marched past on their way to fight the Hun. My ...

Bullecourt, Vimy, Fromelles

A travel blog entry by goweregypt

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... Ridge Canadian Memorial was our next stop and it is huge. It is set in a large wooded park, having been replanted after the war and there is a visitors’ info centre. Canadian students give hour guided tours of the reconstructed, restored trenches & tunnels - in the original position but not as deep. The German trenches at one point were just 100 m away, normally they would be 250+ metres. The troops would walk through the tunnels to get close ...

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