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In Memory by Pierre Vandervelden
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Author:  Mel [ Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:58 am ]
Post subject:  In Memory by Pierre Vandervelden


Thousands of British and Commonwealth young fellows came to defend the ideal of freedom during WW1 and WW2.

Many of them gave their lives, fighting or victims of accidents or diseases. A lot of them were also captured by enemies but all of them , known or unknown, received a decent grave.

Each grave, each cemetery, small or large, is now part of the Commonwealth’s territory and this for eternity. Still now those cemeteries are maintained by the CWGC gardeners or for some smaller cemeteries, by the local communities where they are located.

Of course there are a lot of large cemeteries and sanctuaries but many small groups of graves are isolated in local cemeteries or in the neighbourhood of churches.

Most visitors are guided to the largest and most famous sites. You will see here most of them but my idea was to give back to these less well known sites more attention so that they will receive a better interest from the visitors.

In the CEMETERIES you will find in alphabetical order, all the cemeteries that I have visited including, as far as I could, the number, the names and the nationality of the victims.

I have taken all these pictures myself and anyone who wishes , can get any of these, even in a larger size, by asking me by using the e-mail.

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