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Around Ieper Cemeteries and Memorials

AROUND THE TOWN OF IEPER

AROUND THE TOWN OF IEPER The city of Ieper lay at the heart of one of the most notorious battlefields of the Western Front – the Ypres Salient. No other town has a stronger connection with the CWGC than Ieper in Flanders, Belgium. Our cemeteries around Ieper are dominated by headstones engraved with Rudyard Kipling’s haunting phrase ‘Known Unto God.’ Several major battles were fought around Ieper, but even outside these periods life in the Salient was a gruelling, dangerous experience. For many soldiers, it came to define the war. Men and horses of the 1st Anzac Corps pass through Ieper by ruins of Cath and Cloth Hall 23 Oct 1917 E_AUS 1122

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