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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
The difference in atmosphere between here and Essex Farm was marked. We didn't have to tell the students to be quiet - they were visibly affected by the solemness and understated nature of this place of remembrance
A visit to this or any other major German WWI cemetery is a must, as they are places with a strong, mournful atmosphere. Polar opposites to the CWGC cemeteries, they really reinforce the perspective that war is tragedy, regardless of your viewpoint. The overhanging trees...More
The panels around the mass grave at Langemark give not only the names of the men and women that are buried at it but as well the names of soldiers who are missing in Belgium.
Plot A are burials from before WW II moved to...More
A stark contrast to commonwealth cemeteries (both should be visited and compared, it is very interesting), the German cemetery has a solemn and mournful feel to it. The black stone slabs indicate the burials of soldiers, and a mass burial site of 25,000 soldiers. There...More
Having visited many Allied Cemetaries during our trip, we thought it only right to visit a German Cemetary, the intention to get a perspective on the differences.
Now to say there are many differences, would be an understatement.
The entrance is a small museum, come...More
Visited Langemark after visiting Tyne Cot and the difference is quite considerable. Langemark felt very dark and depressing, the stone and additional materials used to make it were of a dark colour, it was colder inside the cemetery and a noticeable difference was made as...More
Having visited the British and Allied cemeteries this comes as such a contrast. Much more sombre. No white stones and colourful rose bushes. However ....immaculately kept - respectful,peaceful and very dignified. Important to see the difference. A chance to remember the young men also just...More