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There's no standard layout for the many Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries, but this one is unusual in being laid out in the semi circular shape of a Roman or Greek amphitheatre. It contains the graves of 7,650 WW1 casualties, of whom almost 60% are...More
This is so serene and beautiful, a fitting place and memorial to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us.
We drove past on our way to lunch and do glad we came back.
My picture does not do it justice, if nearby don’t drive...More
So many young people killed in the First World War. This is such a well kept and managed place that one can sit and spent time to hope that this kind of slaughter never happens again. I should be a reminder to everyone in the...More
Such an incredibly beautiful place, so well maintained for all our young men who put themselves in harm's way for us and never came home to enjoy the peace they created with their sacrifice.
I don't walk cemeteries but this one, arranged in a semi-circle...More
We visited the Cimetiere du Cararet Rouge, named after a former tavern that was nearby. It is a very peaceful, well cared for place that was the former resting place of Canada's Unknown Soldier, now buried at the national war memorial in Ottawa. The number...More
This was one of several that I visited, and I must admit I was a little puzzled by the name, until I got there and saw the photo of the old Bar that used to be there long ago. I was with several friends, two...More
This Commonwealth cemetery was started in 1916, when the battalion headquarters were on the opposite side of the road. The workmen pruning the trees in the fog formed a strange contrast with the silence of the circles of graves. Canada's unknown soldier in Ottawa was...More
Beautifully kept grounds. A tribute to Commonwealth soldiers killed during WWI. The loss of life was never so starkly demonstrated as by the many many cemeteries and memorials scattered throughout the French countryside.
Each cemetery has a registry and book of remembrance so visitors may...More