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Two Dramatic Memorials in the Ypres Salient
Both of these monuments are located north of the town of Ypres, Belgium. The stork (insignia of elite French aviators) on the left honors Georges Guynemer, who went missing near Poelkapelle in September 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele. Just south at the village of St. Julian is the "Brooding Canadian" soldier, honoring the Canadian troops who held the line nearby during the first gas attack on the Western Front in April 1915.