New Irish Farm Cemetery

West Flanders

War cemetery dating back to 1917.

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1. Essex Farm CWGC Cemetery

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3. Menin Gate

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A block east of Grote Markt, the famous Menin Gate is a huge stone gateway straddling the main road at the city moat. It's inscribed with the names of 54…

4. The Last Post

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Every night at 8pm, traffic through the Menin Gate is halted while buglers sound the Last Post in remembrance of the WWI dead, a moving tradition started…

5. Gateway to Ypres

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6. St-Maarten en St-Niklasskerk

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7. In Flanders Fields Museum

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8. Lakenhalle

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