Sunday, March 22, 2015

BELGIUM ~Ypres - Tyne Cot Cemetery ~

...So many graves with no name, so many names with no grave....very moving, but peaceful and beautiful... nevertheless it shows that humanity has learned nothing...why some people still think war is the answer is unbelievable... Bedankt Sabrina en Koen!
Photo © Steve Douglas
From backside postcard:
This is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world. There are 11,976 war graves from WW1 here, including 8.961 from the United Kingdom. 1.368 from Australia, 1.025 from Canada, 520 from New Zealand, 90 from South Africa, 6 from Guernsey, 2 from British West Indies and 4 from Germany. Of these 8.366 or 70% , are "Known unto God". The long curved wall at the rear cemetery is " Tyne Cot Memorial" which commemorates 34.887 men with no known graves of Britain (33.707), New Zealand (1.179) and Newfoundland (1).

"This is Belgium -  cartoonland"
Blake & Mortimer
( Issued 14-09-2012)

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