IN MEMORY AND MOURNING: MENIN GATE SOUTH

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Detailed biographies of some of the casualties whose names appear on the The Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, this bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave, this is the most well-known war memorial in the world and is an important place of pilgrimage for visitors to the battlefields. From October 1914 to October 1918, five major offensives occurred at Ypres in Belgium, and by the time the last shells fell nearly 200,000 servicemen had been killed. Since 1928, the Last Post has been sounded every evening at 8pm under the memorial. Only during the Second World War has this ceremony been interrupted.

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