Touring the “Wasted Lands of World War One” in Flanders, Belgium

Wreaths of remembrance are laid at Memin Gate in Ypres, Belgium during the Last Post Ceremony, held every evening at 7 p.m.

One hundred years ago, the Flanders region of Belgium lay in ruins. World War One had left cities like Ypres razed to the ground. Many such towns were in such a state of ruin that Winston Churchill suggested they be left as monuments to the Great War rather than being rebuilt. To many, it seemed … Read more