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This German Cemetery makes you realise that there were also thousands of Germans who lost their lives. The German Cemeteries that I saw tended to be simpler and starker than those of the Allies. Forces you to think of the futility of war.
Lanhemark German War Cemetary West Flanders Belgium contains unknown graves and mass graves. Such a different memorial to Dieppe and other sites we paid respects at, there are two sides to every war. While we have ancestry that fought on the opposing sides we can...More
This cemetery serves as an important reminder of the great losses experienced on both sides of the fighting. It highlights the tragedy of war and is a reminder that all who died were someone's son, father or brother. You will notice many contrasts in the...More
This was the second of three cemeteries we visited during a short break to Bruges and Ypres. We had visited Essex Farm previously and one can't help but feel moved when observing all of the grave stones - many marking the grave of an unknown...More
August 30, 2018 - We stopped at Langemark Cemetery (German Cemetery) while on a day trip to Flanders and the Ypres area of Belgium. Unlike some of the WW One cemetery's, Larngmark's gravestones are flat. This is one of four German cemetery's located in Belgium...More
The Ypres area is dotted with war cemeteries, many of which are worthwhile visiting. This particular cemetery helps remembering that war means a huge loss of life, whether you were on the winning side or not. And whether you were young or old.
It wasn’t just British and Allied lives that were lost. This cemetery is for the thousands of students and old soldiers who were sent to the front line in 1914 and were killed by the British and Allied forces. A completely different type of cemetery...More
If you visit Tyne Cot, you see a bright, open cemetery, with white gravestones and colorful flowers. That is a cemetery of victors. Come to this cemetery to see the marked contrast that is the last resting place of the defeated. It is somber and...More