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| Saint-Julien, Langemark, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful Canadian Memorial to the war dead. It is a powerful and emotive sculpture of a mourning soldier ~ very tall and impressive

Thank scotishtravelbug
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The St Julien Memorial (with statue known as "The Brooding Soldier") commemorates the Canadians who experienced the first poison gas attacks on the Western Front. A fitting, dignified and poignant monument to those who served. A must visit on the Ypres Salient.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been lucky a visited this memorial a couple of times. Whilst in the are on vacation with my wife and sister in law I brought them to see it. Even though the site is right on a cross roads it is very peaceful....More

Thank Sid8775
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This memorial is only a 20 min ride by city bus. $3euros. There is a small parking lot for tour buses and cars. People only seem to stop here for a few minutes. If a bus tour drops by just wait they will be gone...More

Thank clarksm67
Reviewed October 7, 2018

August 30, 2018 - We visited this Canadian Memorial while on a day trip from Brussels. The memorial is also known as “The Brooding Soldier” and commemorates the Canadian 1st Division in action on 22 to 24 April 1915. The Canadian division held its position...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

The simplicity and elegance of the memorial understates the importance of the commemoration. This is the first battle where gas was used in the Great War with dramatic casualties for both British and Canadian forces. The losses are simply astounding. Most Australians are likely to...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The Brooding Soldier is one of the finest memorials in Flanders, made all the more at night when illuminated. Its relative simplicity make it all the more beautiful, and the fact that it is effectively the first memorial to thise killed in a gas attack...More

Thank LeslieMcDonnell
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Well we went to the Saint Julien memorial, we were not disappointed, the weather was wonderful but the memorials were outstanding, the whole area was kept to perfection

Thank Hilda W
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The memorials in this area are very poignant and moving to visit. This area of Langemark has many different monuments to visit, each has a board next to it to explain the significance. If you are confused (as I was) by all the different names...More

1  Thank texasmm
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Memorial to the fallen of Canada in the Great War during the German gas attack in 1915 in the Ypres Salient. Also a garden surrounding it.

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