The Menin Gate Memorial

The Menin Gate Memorial

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This book is compiled from the records maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of servicemen and women killed or missing since the start of the First World War in 1914. The book is divided into sections that contain details of the location on the Menin Gate Memorial of the service personnel from the different countries who were one of five or less of their particular service rank or unit who lost their lives. I have also identified where winners of the Victoria Cross can be found. Every life lost as a result of military service is a tragedy for the family and friends of the individual, and this book does not seek to imply that those listed here are any more deserving of memory than those not selected. The book shows the wide range of units from which only a handful, or even a single, life was lost, and also the wide range of ranks where also only a handful, or even a single, holder of that rank is commemorated on the Menin Gate. The CWGC lists 207,702 names of dead and missing service personnel who are remembered at locations in Belgium. Of these just over 54,500 (26.3%) are to be found on the Menin Gate.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514744988
  • 9781514744987