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Europe's 7 Most Significant War Memorials


History  •  4 Sept, 2023  •  1,08,533 Views  •  ⭐ 1.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Europe, with its rich history, has witnessed numerous wars that have shaped its present and left indelible marks on its landscape. Throughout its expanse, there are countless war memorials, each a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made and lives lost. While every memorial has its own significance and story, here are seven of the most iconic war memorials in Europe that resonate deeply with locals and travelers alike.

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The Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

The Solemn Sentinel of the Western Front

Laying a Wreath in Honour of Albert County's Fallen at the Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium - A Fascinating Story — Albert County Museum & RB Bennett  Centre
Image Credits: Albert County Museum

Situated in Ypres, a town that saw some of the most intense fighting during World War I, the Menin Gate is dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who perished in the Ypres Salient and whose graves remain unknown. Every evening since 1928, barring the occupation years during World War II, the haunting "Last Post" is played, paying tribute to the more than 54,000 soldiers commemorated here.

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Normandy American Cemetery, France

Eternal Rest by Omaha Beach

Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial | D-Day Beaches, France | Attractions  - Lonely Planet
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