World War One graves

9 Apr

These are soldiers graves in Jeziorany, Poland. German and Russian soldiers are buried here because the massive Battle of Tannenberg took place not too far from here. Same soldiers are named others are inscribes as an unknown soldier of such country. I was thinking of this because of the memorials going on about the Battle for Vimy Ridge where Canadian troops succeeded in reaching their objectives. I haven’t been to many battle sites in Western Europe but since Eastern Europe is just one big battle site and I have seen many sites of endeavours and of atrocities. This was a big battle in its day but is now a quiet place on earth and nearly forgotten by many but the most ardent historian – like most battle sites.

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