The Ypres Salient - CWGC ‘I should like to acquire the whole of the ruins of Ypres…a more sacred place for the British race does not exist in the world.’  Winston Churchill, January 1919. In four years of concentrated warfare more than 200,000 British and Commonwealth troops lost their lives in the dogged defence of one cramped corner of the Western Front: the Ypres Salient.
First Ypres - 1914 Second Ypres - 1915 The Flanders Offensive - 1917
The ruins of Ypres
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