We have had a really interesting but very moving few days away. I already knew that a lot of people lost their lives during the first world war but had no real idea about the enormity of the loss and sacrifice that was made by those incredibly brave young men. It was one of the most enlightening and humbling experiences. We had a very good tour guide, Phillip, whose first hand knowledge was incredible and he made the whole WW1 experience come to life but also brought it home what a terrible waste of human life on both sides took place.
|The Menin Gate during the last post. This has taken place every evening for 100 years.|
|Every inch of the Menin gate is covered with the names of the missing fallen. Men whose bodies were never found.|
|Beautifully maintained gravestones for the fallen heroes.|
|More graves...... And so they go on........|