The Menin Gate

Mark Whitaker reports from the Menin Gate in the Belgian city of Ypres, a symbol of remembrance that, some 90 years after WWI, still has the power to affect visitors deeply. The Last Post has been played there by local buglers every night since 1929, except during WWII, and it is the most visited site on the Western Front. The imposing memorial arch lists the names of over 50,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who fell in the Great War and have no known grave.


  • 2008-11-09 11:45:00 - 2008-11-09 12:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,