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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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Jonkerbos War Cemetery

1:10 Warrant Officer D.E. Palmatier 3:00 Sergeant G.H.P. Buchanan 5:10 Pilot Officer E.M. Witt 7:05 Flight Sergeant G.J.H. McElroy 8:40 Sergeant W.L.G. Thompson

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Bellacourt Military Cemetery

0:50 Serjeant C.F. Franklin MM 1:35 Private G.M. Taylor 4:20 Soldat William Journie 4:45 Ein Unbekannter Deutscher Krieger 4:55 Soldat Chauvin

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The Front Line by Private Robert Edward Bradshaw

Recitation of The Great War poem written by Private Robert Edward Bradshaw, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force, killed in action, April 9th 1917 on the first day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (Battle of Arras); performed by his grandson, Jason Bradshaw of Brantford, Ontario. Private Bradshaw was 29 years old at the time of his death. His body has been lost, but believed by historian Norm Christie to still remain in Grave CA 40, south of Neuville-St-Vaast and Thélus, Fr

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Nivelles (Nijvel) Communal Cemetery

0:20 Lance Corporal C.A. Green 0:25 Private H. Foord 0:30 Corporal Albert Harold Hammill 0:35 Corporal W. Paterson 0:40 Serjeant W.E. Baker MM 0:50 Private W. Allardyce 1:00 Corporal W. Walker MM 1:05 Private J. A. Howes 1:10 Private Joseph Francis Hogan 1:30 Corporal S. Byrne 1:35 Private William Henry McLeod MM

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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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Mory Abbey Military Cemetery

1:00 Corporal H. Sandford 1:55 Lt Col R. A. West VC, DSO & Bar, MC 2:45 Grenadier Adam Hepbert 3:10 Martin Komischke 3:30 Hans Voss 4:20 Wilhelm Gottschalk

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Tyne Cot Cemetery, Part I

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Part I.  Near the town of Ieper in Belgium is Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world. It is now the resting place of more than 11,900 servicemen of the British Empire and a lone identified soldier of the German Army from the Great War. This area on the Western Front was the scene of the Third Battle of Ypres, also known as the Battle of Passchendaele; it was one of the major battles of the Great War.

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Frameries Communal Cemetery

0:10 Private W. Curry 0:18 Captain Maurice Cameron Roberts MC 0:25 Lieutenant C.E.G. Robertson 0:32 Private J. Gratwick 0:38 Private A.S. Dawson 0:45 Private F. Major 0:50 Private D. Lambert 0:57 Private P. Lemelin

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Rue Petillon Military Cemetery

1:00 Duhallow Block for 21 missing graves 3:00 Private K.N. McDonald 5:50 Soldat Joseph Gutleben 6:45 Private James Innes Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Hooge Crater Cemetery

0:35 Corporal W.G. Curtin 1:25 Private A.G. Hughes 2:00 Private B.M. Ayling 2:50 Hooge Crater Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Trois Arbres Cemetery

0:20 Private A. Colson 1:30 Private A.H. White 4:05 Lance Sergeant T.O. Ross DCM 6:25 Major H.G. McLeod  Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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