Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Menin Gate, Ieper


The Menin Gate, Ieper, originally uploaded by - di.

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing at Ypres is the representative focal point for remembering those who died in Flanders during World War One.

The names of 54,896 soldiers of Britain and the Commonwealth who have no known grave are engraved on Portland stone panels in an arched memorial that is 36.5 metres long and 20 metres wide.

Sourced from the Flanders 1917 website.

4 comments:

Yvonne Heslinga said...

Ik volg je blog nu al een tijdje en heb er aandacht aan geschonken op:
http://www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/viewtopic.php?p=151116#151116

Vr gr
Yvonne

womanwandering said...

Dank u wel, Yvonne.

Your forum looks interesting although I need my translator, as I'm still only reading about 50% Dutch.

I'll be on Flanders Field in October taking photographs. Will you?

yvonne said...

We will be attending the ANZAC weekend in Zonnebeke.
Last weekend we visited the Scottish Weekend.
You may find our pictures on:
http://www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/viewtopic.php?t=10367
It is nice to read your weblog.
Regards,
Yvonne

Di Mackey said...

I'll see you at Zonnebeke then :)

I'll be there with my camera.