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Coverage of commemorations marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
Kirsty Young presents live coverage of the commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele from Flanders in Belgium. 100 years on from the eve of this battle, events begin at the Menin Gate in Ypres, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, together with the King and Queen of the Belgians, dignitaries and descendants of the men who fought, gather for the traditional Last Post ceremony. The haunting sounding of the bugle call remembers all the men who served and fell fighting for peace in Flanders during the First World War.
This is followed by a unique and dramatic event in the Market Square of Ypres that reflects on the story and sacrifice of a hundred years ago. The imposing facade of the historic Cloth Hall is illuminated with projections, together with special live performances from artists including Dame Helen Mirren Alfie Boe, War Horse and the cast of The Wipers Times introduced by Ian Hislop. Throughout the evening, Kirsty is joined by special guests in the studio and Dan Snow reports from the streets of Ypres.
Kirsty Young introduces live coverage of the centenary commemorations to mark the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, from Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium, to remember the half-a-million casualties sustained during the fighting.
Music, readings and veteran testimony are delivered in the cemetery, where almost 12,000 men are buried and 34,000 servicemen are remembered on the memorial to the missing. One hundred years on from the first day of this bloody and horrific First World War battle, the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King and Queen of the Belgians, dignitaries and Belgian and British military are joined by descendants of those who fought, to remember and pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of all those who served.
Throughout the day, Kirsty is joined by special guests in the studio, including Ian Hislop and Michael Morpurgo, and Dan Snow reports live from the cemetery and talks to some of those taking part.
Kirsty Young introduces highlights of the day's events to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Commemorations took place at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium. One hundred years on from the first day ofthis bloody and horrific First World War battle, the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, dignitaries and members of the Belgian and British militaries are joined by descendants of those who fought to remember and pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of all those who served and died fighting for the restoration of peace.
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