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55982: The Menin Gate: The Last Post

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The Menin Gate Memorial to the missing stands at the eastern exit of Ypres in Flanders, Belgium, The gate marks the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line during the First World War. The memorial is inscribed with 54,900 of the 'missing' British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the fierce battles around the Ypres Salient area who have no known grave. At 8pm each evening, the local police stop traffic from passing underneath the gate, and the Last Post is played by buglers from the Ypres fire station, often attended by large crowds.

History

Identifier

5591.jpg | CXTPROPHOTOS - 101.jpg

Subject

Casualties of War | Commemoration | Ypres

Creator

Lindsay, Kate

Date

10th July 2008

Date Created

10/07/2008

Spatial

Ypres, Belgium

Medium

Digital image

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Kate Lindsay

Rights

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, University of Oxford

Repository Name

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Repository Address

13 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive