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At the end of world war 1 Ypres and Menin Gate House were totaly in ruins.

A long discussion followed between the British and Belgian authorities about what to do with the destroyed city of Ypres..
Churchill, then minister of war, wanted to keep Ypres in ruins as a ’sacred place for the British people’. Finally was decided to rebuild the city in the authentic style and to donate the Menin Gate, where most of the soldiers left Ypres to the battlefields, many never to return, to the British people.
The CWGC assigned architect Blomfield to build a monument with double purpose: memorial for the fallen and monument of the victory.
Holiday home at The Mening Gate - Menin Gate House, Ypres - Ieper
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