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The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Visited August 2016
The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. The memorial is located at the eastern exit of the town and marks the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Menin Gate Memorial was unveiled on 24 July 1927.
Circuit Ancien de Reims-Gueux, France. Visited August 2016
Called the Circuit de Reims-Gueux, this old road racing circuit is situated just outside the pretty village of Gueux, to the west of Reims on the Route Touristique de Champagne. The circuit saw it's heyday in the 50's and 60's with both 12 hour endurance races and 14 Formula 1 Grand Prix's. Indeed it's debut in Formula 1 was during the inaugural World Championship year in 1950. In 1954, Jaguar gained a 1,2,3 in the 12 hour race with a maiden victory for the D Type.
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