A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flanders Fields

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located just over the Belgium border in Poperinge. It was attached to a 'clearing station' where injured men were assessed and either moved further back from the front line or comforted in their last hours. This is one of the largest Commonwealth War Cemeteries on the Western Front with over 11,000 graves. In Spring the flowers bloom and the birds sing their songs, the desperate sadness of this place is eased ever so slightly.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful memorial. So sad that we ever had to have it.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  2. Oi, they are so close together. That is a statement in itself.
    But I like what you wrote. Yes, true.

    You are welcome to see the Jerusalem War Cemetery:
    http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/anzac-day-commemoration-in-jerusalem.html

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