Dignitaries will join ancestors of allied soldiers who died at Ypres during first world war for huge commemoration

Last Monday morning in Ypres, or “Wipers” as it was known by the British and Commonwealth soldiers, the flow of traffic through the vast Menin Gate at the entrance of the old Belgian town was stopped to allow the Last Post ceremony to be performed.

It was the 90th anniversary of the inauguration of the great white gate, the first memorial to the missing, built on the route marched by the soldiers on the way to the frontlines of the first world war.

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