Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books


Monday Monuments and Memorials – Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is one of four memorials to Commonwealth soldiers killed on the battlefield in the Ypres Salient and who have no known grave. The memorial names 54,389 officers and men from Australian, British, Canadian, Indian and South African Forces who fell in the Salient before 16 August 1917. (New Zealand and Newfoundland are memorialized elsewhere.) Continue reading