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Ypres 1917: In remembrance of those that never returned

Australia has a profound association with Ypres in Belgium. By means of this walled medieval city Australian soldiers and 1000’s of other allied troops marched towards the front line in the course of some of the most pricey fighting of the 1st Globe War.

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Reconstructed Cloth Hall, Ieper.

At the centre of the city, they would have passed the historic Cloth Hall, first constructed close to 1200. By 1917, this proud symbol of the region’s popular textile trade had been nearly destroyed by German artillery fire.

As they manufactured their way in direction of the battlefields of the Ypres Salient, the troops passed by way of the Menin Gate, at which two stone lions, also heavily battle scarred, stood astride the street on silent guard.

Initially commissioned for the ancient Cloth Hall, these magnificent carved blue stone beasts had been relocated to the city’s eastern gateway in 1862. At the end of the war they had been pulled from the rubble, and in an critical symbolic gesture, the Burgomaster of Ypres presented them to the Australian Government in 1936 as a token of friendship and an acknowledgement of Australia’s sacrifice.

It is estimated that Australia suffered 38,000 casualties in the fighting close to Ypres. The names of six,000 Australians are integrated amid people recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing focused to the fifty five,000 British and Empire troops who died in Belgium in the course of the First Globe War and have no recognized grave.

The Menin Gate Lions now have a long term home inside the entrance to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. There, they stand in abiding honour of individuals who never returned from Flanders.

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The Anzac Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series – Many Never Returned
2017 1oz Silver Evidence Coin

Inscribed with the words &#82161917 A lot of In no way Returned&#8217, this addition to The Perth Mint&#8217s five year Anzac Spirit Coin Series bears a layout representing war weary Australian soldiers walking close to the ruins of the Cloth Hall in Ypres. Expressing the nation&#8217s indebtedness to the males and their fallen comrades, the word GRATITUDE is integrated on the coin&#8217s serrated edge.

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, no a lot more than seven,500 of these solemn coins will be launched in person presentation packaging comprising a red and black display case and superbly illustrated shipper.

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