Canadian War Memorial St Julien, West Flanders

This is commonly called the Brooding Soldier:-

Canadian War Memorial, Saint-Julien

Sited on Vancouver Corner about a mile south-east of Langemark-Poelkapelle near Saint-Julien (Sint-Juliaan in Flemish,) it marks the spot where the first large-scale gas attack on the Western Front was launched by the Germans on 22nd April 1915. It sits in a beautifully kept memorial garden. The trees are apparently deliberately trimmed into the shape of artillery shells.

The Brooding Soldier Dedication Plaque

View from within the gardens:-

The Brooding Soldier Memorial Gardens

Closer view:-

The Brooding Soldier

Head detail. Stunning:-

aThe Brooding Soldier Monument Detail

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