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The famous Menin Gate is a huge stone gateway straddling the main road at the city moat. It is inscribed with the names of 54,896 'lost' British and Commonwealth troops from World War I whose bodies were never found.
Preserved or reconstructed, there are few places in Northern Europe that offer such a visual and historical overload of fine medieval style architecture. Visit historic Bruges, Veurne and Damme or the World War I cemeteries which are carefully tended throughout the region. Battlefield tours, war museums and trench sites are to be found in special concentrations around Ypres, whose central square was meticulously rebuilt after the war.