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- Menin Gate
- Alt Name:
- World War One
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Passchendaele New British Cemetery , In Flanders Field Museum,
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about Menin Gate
Menin Gate (Menenpoort) is an impressive gateway in Ypres, Belguim which commemorates those British and Commonwealth soldiers who went missing in action in Belgium during World War One.
Ypres, now known by its Flemish name of Ieper, was a vital strategic point during the war and the site of fierce fighting, including three main battles together known as The Battle of Ypres. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers perished or went missing during this period and Menin Gate bears the names of 54,896 missing British and Commonwealth soldiers who died without graves.
Menin Gate is one of the most important First World War sites in Ypres and has a daily memorial ceremony at 8pm known as the Last Post Ceremony.
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Address: Menenpoort, Meensestraat, 8900 Ieper, Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)57 239 220
Menin Gate is quite centrally located in Ypres and the city has several walking tours in which it is included. Ypres itself is close to the border with France near Lille and is accessible via motorway A19 and close to the A25. Ieper is also around an hour from the port of Dunkirk along the N8.
Admission is free.
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