Late afternoon in a wintry Ieper, and, as we have a little time to spare, let’s pay a quick visit to the In Flanders’ Fields Museum, which you can find in the Cloth Hall (on the left above, of course), where there’s a display of Great War headstones and memorials that you might find of interest.
It’s only a small section of the museum, but well worth a look.
Two headstones for unknown soldiers, the Belgian one on the left inscribed in both Flemish and French.
The memorial tablet on the left commemorates twenty two unknown German soldiers; in contrast Werner Wittich, on the right, was given an individual headstone, probably by his colleagues. Note the ornate wrought iron French headstone behind the tablet.
French Muslim headstone (left), and models, which you might recognise if you visited Diksmuide with us a while back, of the old and new Yser Tower on the right.
Old Menin Gate panel.
And some rather fine sculptures and memorials (above & following).
If you’re in Ieper, go and have a look for yourself.