Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Langemarck

Hot on the heels of my Tyne Cot post, here is another Great War cemetery.  This time is's the German site at Langemarck, into which were condensed a number of smaller German cemeteries.
The overall experience is if anything even more sombre than Tyne Cot.
There is some nice carving work - which doesn't photograph well - in the entrance.


The statues are really rather impressive - and very fitting.

The sheer numbers are very affecting.


The site contains a number of smartened-up German bunkers.




More about the history of Langemarck here:  link.

2 comments:

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Humbling

Michael Peterson said...

We stopped and did a service there during the Nijmegen March some years ago, along with a German army contingent. Very sombre place, as you say.