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I've visited over 300 Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries, and dozens of Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. (counterpart to the CWGC) cemeteries in the Western Front, and they all hold two things in common for me - they are uniquely beautiful, and they never cease to move me. It is both a profoundly disturbing and rewarding experience to be surrounded by so many souls whose lives were cut way too short, in all too often horrifying circumstances. If you never get the chance to visit these cemeteries in person, I hope your virtual-visit gives you an appreciation for the manner in which these men and women are cared for, in perpetuity by representatives of the CWGC and volunteers of the humanitarian organization Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.. This blog also contains videos of various ceremonies in Europe and Canada, with a particular emphasis on the Great War Centenary (2014-2018).  We Will Remember Them.

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Bethune Town Cemetery

1:30 Private G. Manks
1:50 Jag. Otto Mermot
2:05 Bayer Riri Josef Strobl
2:15 Rifleman Gore Ale
2:35 Tir. Seneg. Rabar Mar
2:40 Captain Sen Cesari RAMC
2:50 Reverend John Gwynn S.J.
3:00 Soldat Joseph Flament
3:45 Lieutenant L.R. Huot
4:15 Private T. Bjornson
5:05 Gunner J.E. Hart

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Ecoivres Military Cemetery

1:05 Acting Bombardier Gilbert Bryan Davies
1:35 Captain E.F.S. Mather
1:40 Gunner D.J. McDaniels
2:20 Lieutenant Colonel A.T. Thomson DSO MC
2:50 Lieutenant John Hamshere DCM
3:40 Major W. Beverley Growther MC
4:30 Lieutenant S. Spurgeon McKenzie
5:00 Private Eugene Perry (Shot at Dawn)
7:05 Luftkampf Hans Hamrich Zierssen
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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