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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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Bailleul Communal Cemetery and Extension Nord

0:45 Private Ernest Samuel Weeks 1:05 Oberleutenant Ernst Halbrock 1:40 Serjeant J. Grindlay 5:25 Captain A.L. Mercer 7:50 Soldat Max Maucke 8:30 Gunner P. Cranmer Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Bapaume Post MIlitary Cemetery Video

1:30 Lieutenant James William Williams 1:35 Major F. E. Hall 1:40 Major John Simon Lewis 2:10 Acting Bombardier Arthur Clifford Major 6:35 Gunner H. Walsh MM 7:20 Private S.F. Hinchliffe 8:20 Lieutenant Allen Oliver MC   

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Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Consenvoye

1:10 Albert Bilke, Josef Lempert 2:20 Georg Segal, Wilhelm Bauer 4:35 Theodor Humpert, Gustav Fischer 5:30 Max Schmaler, Karl Koizlik Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.

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Tyne Cot Cemetery Video

2:05 Major E.C. Norsworthy 2:25 Lieutenant Guy M. Drummond 3:00 Private James Peter Robertson VC 3:55 Private J. Bradeen, Serjeant D.S. Reid 4:35 Private H. Connor  

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Cologne Southern Cemetery

0:50 Private E.J. Blackie 1:40 Private A.E. White 2:25 Private W. Douglas 2:30 Corporal H. Twiner 3:55 Private A. MacKinven 4:55 Corporal S. Woods

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Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension

1:10 Lieutenant Evan Ryrie 1:30 Major A.R. Bawden 1:45 Australian Tunnelers 2:05 Lance Corporal David D. Clark 2:30 Soldat L. Bissonnette 3:25 Private A.S. Rix 4:25 Sapper G.G.G. Chapman 4:30 Sapper C.H. Abbott 5:10 S/Lieutenant Henri Grossemy

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Petit-Vimy British Cemetery

Petit-Vimy British Cemetery.  Vimy is a village some 10 kilometres north of Arras and the Petit-Vimy British Cemetery is west of the village and a little west of the main road (N25) from Lens to Arras.  The cemetery was made and used by units in the front line from the beginning of May to October 1917. In 1923, it was enlarged with graves found on the battlefields to the north-west, and there are now three Canadians buried here from the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  Petit-Vimy British Cemetery contains

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