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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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Oostaverne Wood Cemetery

Made this one especially for the very special great-niece (and her son) of Private Arthur Birkett Croman of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

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Knightsbridge Cemetery

The cemetery, which is named from a communication trench, was begun at the outset of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It was used by units fighting on that front until the German withdrawal in February 1917 and was used again by fighting units from the end of March to July 1918, when the German advance brought the front line back to the Ancre. After the Armistice, some burials in Rows G, H and J were added when graves were brought in from isolated positions on the battlefields of 1916 and 1918 r

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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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Stump Road Cemetery

0:45 Private J.J. Smollen & Private P.L. Krell 1:55 Second Lieutenant D.S. Webb & Private R.P. Myers 3:00 Corporal H. Jarrett & Unknown Canadian Private 3:45 Private S. Young & Private S. Cook

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Warlencourt British Cemetery

Warlencourt, the Butte de Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye were the scene of very fierce fighting in 1916. Eaucourt was taken by the 47th (London) Division early in October. The Butte (a Roman mound of excavated chalk, about 17 metres high, once covered with pines) was attacked by that and other divisions, but it was not relinquished by the Germans until the following 26 February, when they withdrew to the Hindenburg Line. The 51st (Highland) Division fought a delaying action here on 25 March 1

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Guards Cemetery Windy Corner

0:45 Lieutenant H.E. Passmore 1:30 Private A. Logeot 2:30 Private J. Amos 3:10 Private B. Hartland 3:35 Rifleman Pandal Rana Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Quievrain Communal Cemetery

0:20 Lieutenant C. Hereron MM 0:45 Private F. Smith 2:00 Sergeant A.J. MacLeod 2:25 Private A. Lundmark 3:00 Corporal A. Blackwell

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