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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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A must for all during their lifetime

A very moving experience to hear the haunting sounds of trumpet playing the Last Post beneath 54000 names of those who have no known grave around the Ypres salient.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Carlow, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a cold night at the end of a long day so maybe I am not the best to review. Nevertheless here goes. The ceremony which lasts about ten minutes was moving but not anyway as much as walking around earlier in the day and seeing so many names on the monument. Interestingly, there were three men who I'd... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very moving experience to hear the haunting sounds of trumpet playing the Last Post beneath 54000 names of those who have no known grave around the Ypres salient.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just phenomenal. Such a moving tribute to the fallen. A must see event at 8pm every single day. 54,896 names on the walls, from regiments all over the world

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The last post is at 8 pm each evening. We were there on Remembrance Sunday so it was especially poignant. The gate is very big and so it's possible to be under cover. We were talking to two ex soldiers who live in Ypres and attend every evening. The ceremony is very moving and it feels good to have the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth to plan your visit to see this ceremony. Great way to remember those who perished in the war and do not even have their grave. Interesting especially for young audience to remember and understand. If you want a good place to see be there well in advance

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every day this happens and there is still clearly a passion behind it Very moving and humbling My grandfather was wounded near here many moons ago Thank you to the people of ypres for their tribute

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

You can really 'feel' the history. Being part of something that has been going on for so long, a ceremony that honors the fallen during WWI. Must-see when visiting Ieper!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A most mooving experiance. This should be on the school curriculum, every child should know what the world went through in 1914-18 and make sure it never happens again.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Not much to say except it should be a must see for all. Always respectful and well attended. Really hits home the brutality of this conflict and the huge numbers of men needlessly sacrificed m.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This ceremony leaves you feeling humbled and proud and you really need to experience this, from 7.30pm the road is closed to traffic and people congregate at the gate and the ceremony is truly an emotional experience, I would recommend this in a heartbeat !

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