Ieper in Flemish ( Ypres in French) was an absolutely crucial defensive city in World War One. It was flattened as British and empire troops defended the Ypres Salient for the entire war around the city. In this guide visit the heartbreakingly huge war cemeteries – the bunker where a Canadian doctor wrote the poem which forever linked World War One with fragile Flanders poppies … even visit a German war cemetery and hear the Last Post bugle call at the Menin Gate which commemorates more than 55,000 troops who were never found or buried. This guide runs to twenty-nine minutes.
YPRES – the battlefields – Belgium
September 17, 2014