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Saint Julien Memorial

| Saint-Julien, Langemark, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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“gas attack” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Saint-Julien, Langemark, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This memorial is a lovely structure. Very moving in its tone and style. We made a very brief stop here purely to take a quick photo and admire the structure and I'm glad I did. Free parking right next to it

Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 28 August 2017

to think what must of happened during these times, the shocking horror of what all these young men went through and the suffering they will have endured .

Thank Del C
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Our family (children ages 10 and 12) stopped here on a tour around near-by cemeteries and monuments. This was a worthwhile stop, as it added to the story of the Battles of Ypres. The monument was somewhat difficult to find on our own using the...More

Thank Michelle I
Reviewed 2 August 2017

As you look up at the towering monument of the Brooding Soldier, you can't help be feel overwhelmed by the sacrifices made here. Approximately 2000 Canadian soldiers perished here while fighting back an enemy gas attack in 1915. This is an impressive monument to the...More

Thank Canada27
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Canadian memorial, the Brooding Soldier, in a beautiful garden, is very thought provoking, and worth stopping to view.

Thank Cath R
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The land literally came from Canada to honour, with the stunning obelisk of the mourning soldier, the brave Canadians who filled the gap and held the line after a vicious mustard gas attack by the Germans who decimated the allied troops.

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Heartbreaking that those men suffered and died in such a horrible way. But quick thinking by a Canadian soldier helped to save a lot of lives as well.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This Canadian memorial makes you reflect on our past history in this area. The soil and vegetation in the park was imported from Canada to add to the realization that it represents Canada in its efforts during the war. It is well maintained and very...More

Thank Gerry R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

A handsome soldier looks towards the men who lost their lives in the April 1915 second battle of Ypres where gas attacks were introduced in WWI. Also known as “The Brooding Soldier”, it commemorates the Canadian 1st Division in action on 22nd to 24th April...More

Thank loubelle64
Reviewed 25 May 2017

wonderful monument that makes you think....proud to be a Canadian and see that the soil and plants were all brought from Canada.

Thank Janice B
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