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Saint Julien Memorial

| Saint-Julien, Langemark, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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| Saint-Julien, Langemark, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Cath R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 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 24 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This beautiful memorial commemorates the 18,000 Canadians who held fast during the first German gas attack in 1915, of which 2000 died and countless others had long lasting effects. It's hard to believe the statue is almost 100 years old! The statue is in a...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This memorial is stunning. Simple, yet heart wrenching remembrance of the soldiers who fell during the 2nd Battle of Ypres in 1915 (and the first use of large scale gas warfare in the First World War)

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

During our World War 1 tour documenting the return of a Canadian regiment to the battlefield this was one of the most striking memorials outside of Vimy. Immaculately groomed gardens with rabbits running around provide a peaceful memorial. Then front and center the gaze of...More

Thank SomedayTrips
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I participated in a WW1 re-enactment at the St. Julien Memorial in the year 2000 as part of a European wide event and must say that St. Julien as well as all of the WW1 sites nearby are deserving of a visit to relive the...More

Thank draws4430
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