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Mont-de-Huisnes, Normandy

Discussion in 'Mont d’Huisnes War Cemetery' started by Dave War44, Sep 29, 2006.

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  1. Dave War44

    Dave War44 Member

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    Photography was difficult here, the chambers you can see actually form a ring around the central monument. Ca. 11,000 dead here, most of them named with birth and death dates.

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    Not the normal run of the mill War Cemetery this Dave, but still a place of tranquil. It is very unexpecting on your first visit. Thanks for sharing the picture.
     
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    IS that one cross to remember them all? Or was the photo taken due to its unusual design (of the cross)
     
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    There is one cross in the centre, and thousands of named graves in the chambers circling it.
     
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    I suppose you have to visit these sites for yourself and witness firsthand the scale and numbers of the graves to comprehend the actual loss of life.

    as stalin said:

    "one death is a tragedy, one million, statistics."
     

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