After we finished our law we left for Zonnebeke, there we visited Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest English war cemetery. Over 12 thousand soldiers of the British Commonwealth are buried there. Most of them died during the third battle of Ypres, also known as the battle of Passendale. There were two main parts, the visitor center (a small museum) and the cemetery itself. It was very touching and overwhelming to see all of these graves and realise underneath all those graves thousands of soldiers lie.
Hereafter we went to the Passendale memorial museum, we learned a lot about the first world war. We walked through trenches and we saw a huge variety of original uniforms, guns and bombs from the great war.
Ypres was our next stop, we walked through the Menengate, a huge gate at the Eastside if the city. This monument was built by the British military, in order to remember 55 thousand missing soldiers. Their body was never found so they couldn’t give them a grave, but they engraved their names instead. Out of respect for all the soldiers who died, every day at 20:00, an association of volonteers are, blow the last post on the clarion.