Transcript for the video: The Gathering of the Soil – Flanders Memorial Garden Andrew Wallis, Curator of the Guards Museum in London: The concept was borne to create a memorial garden, and what could be more fitting than to have a memorial garden that celebrates and commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. [Guard shouts] Soil from the 70 battlefields in Flanders where guardsmen fought and died, for the first time ever the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have allowed us to actually remove soil from the battlefields. During the course of the summer, well over a thousand school children, British and Belgian school children, have been inivolved in gathering the soil from the 70 battlefields. Representatives of those children will be at the Menin Gate ceremony in the presence of the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Laurent of the Belgians. Those children will help load that soil on to the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery gun carriage for its journey back to London. 550,000 soldiers perished on the battlefields of Flanders alone and it kind of leaves a duty of care on us to lead better lives because of the sacrifices those guys made.