The Menin Gate B&B
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Menin Gate B&B Ypres
Very impressive gate and evening service
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Travel Blogs from Ypres
... Essex Farm - site of grave of McCray who wrote "Flanders Field" Langemark German Cemetery Canadian Memorial - "Brooding Soldier" Tyne Cot Polygon Wood After dinner, we headed for the Menin Gate for the nightly memorial service. Laid more poppies, and again, a very moving ...
... anyway so I was better off doing the tour.
It was a lovely Australian/Belgian couple who took the tour.
I didn't know what to expect, but the figures he told us of the casualties in Flanders Fields alone were horrific.
Hundreds of thousands of lives gone...and that wasn't even the worst part.
We went around a few grave sites, which as you can imagine were very moving, but the things that got me the most there wasn't what I though it was going to ...
... finally to visit a Commonwealth cemetery, which was immaculate.
Leaving Ypres, we headed to the south to a restored trench system known as "Bayernwald". After racing to the local village to get tickets before closing we entered the site, and had a wander inside them to get a feel for how soldiers had to spend their time, including seeing some of the dugouts where soldiers would have slept.
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