August was a time of recollection, and Wynne stuck in these contemporary news items about Ypres, though as you will see on August 4th she had almost forgotten the significance of the date.

The Menin gate before the war, the gate’s site marked by the lions…and the same site during the war.

The Cloth Hall still in ruins, and the cathedral behind.  Both were completely restored.  The other picture shows Haig’s HQ which was destroyed and also rebuilt after the war.