Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mourning Soldiers


The statue of mourning soldiers stands in the German War Cemetery (Deutsches Soldatenfriedhof) in Langemark, Belgium. Over 44,000 WWI soldiers are buried here. In stark contrast to the Commonwealth graves, there are 8-20 soldiers buried per marker. There is also a mass grave, and some of the graves surround a few bunkers.

6 comments:

Salem Oregon Daily Photo said...

I appreciate your WWI remembrance shots.

Ineke said...

That is an impressive shot.

Tanya said...

Such a solemn photo...nicely done.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Very cool, well-composed evocative shot! Interesting and sad.

Dick said...

Impressive, good choice to make it B&W

Cimba7200 said...

As Germany was considered the agressor in WW2 we in the British commonwealth know nothing of the ordinary German's side of the war. They hurt as much as we did. Thanks for this reminder. - Dave