Menin Gate and Tyne Cot Cemetery (Belgium) - Thiepval Memorial (Somme, France)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has released a video showing the commemorative events which took place in Belgium at the Menin Gate and Tyne Cot Cemetery on Remembrance Day in November 2011.

An Olympic delegation of Belgian, British, French and German Olympic medal winners attended the ceremony at the Menin Gate and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus sang Abide With Me at Tyne Cot. The video shows the events of the day.

Remembrance Day 2011 from War Graves Commission on Vimeo.

The Last Post ceremony is held each evening (20.00) at the Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres).

CWGC Maintaining The Thiepval Memorial

The Commonwealth war Graves Commission has released a video showing how they maintain the Thiepval Memorial (France) - the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Memorial lists the names of over 73,000 casualties. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

How does the Commission maintain the Thiepval Memorial? from War Graves Commission on Vimeo.

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This page was added on 27 November 2011. Updated on 01 December 2011.