is metamorphosis of Ypres
into a focal point of remembrance began in mid October 1914 when the area was overwhelmed by bloody ghting as the Germans strove to end the war quickly in a 'race to the sea'.
The next day we left Ypres
to visit The next day we left Ypres
to visit Talbot House in the nearby small city of Poperinge, which was used as a recreation centre for British soldiers during the First World War.
After freshening up at our Novotel, situated just off Ypres
town square, we joined the thousands of people gathering at the Menin Gate for the 8pm sounding of the Last Post.
Staying at the Ypres
Novotel, one of the city's most popular hotels conveniently located close to the market square, the prize includes entry to the newly refurbished In Flanders Field Museum.
Birmingham War Research Society organiser Alex Bulloch MBE said: "Many men of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment were heavily involved in the fighting at Ypres
and on the Somme.
He found Sergeant John Appleton was killed in the second battle of Ypres
on April 25, 1915, and was buried there.
By 1918 Ypres
lay flattened, the countryside was an unrecognisable quagmire and a generation of men had been lost.
Jack Davis, a 107-year-old veteran of the First World War, prepares to lay a wreath in memory of fallen comrades at the Menin Gate, Ypres
, Belgium, yesterday
ABATTALION of Welsh soldiers who died on the battlefields of Ypres
a century ago have been honoured by the Royal Welsh regiment in a Belgian village.
Remains were discovered in a shallow grave near Ypres
in 2014, sparking a painstaking DNA investigation to discover who the unnamed soldier was.
The funeral service with full military honours for Private Thomas Telford Edmundson, who was killed in action near Ypres
in 1915 PICTURES: MOD / CROWN COPYRIGHT
TAITH fws ddirdynnol i dref Ypres
yng Ngwlad Belg fydd o dan sylw yn rhaglen nesaf Ar y Bysus ar S4C.
Meddai Geraint Phillips oedd hefyd ar y daith i Ypres
, "Pan ti'n gweld y cerrig beddau gyda'r enw 'Known unto God' arnyn nhw mae fe'n hala chi i feddwl bod rhywun wedi colli perthynas annwyl.
Synopsis: "Understanding the Ypres
Salient: An Illuminating Battlefield Guide" provides the reader with a clear understanding of what happened in Ypres
Salient between 1914 and 1918.
Diary of a Ypres
Nun, October 1914-May 1915: The Diary of Soeur Marguerite of the Sisters of Lamotte: Suffering and Sacrifice in the First World War