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Author Topic: German cemetery in Lommel (Belgium)  (Read 2758 times)
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« on: 27 February 2009, 18:21:05 »
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pictures I took in 2005 & 2006 at the German cemetery at Lommel in Belgium
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« Reply #1 on: 27 February 2009, 21:08:22 »
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these are the pictures I used in this movie
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« Reply #2 on: 28 February 2009, 07:33:08 »
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Koen,
  That was really a nice tribute.  The music fit the mood of the pictures.  Everytime I see these cemeteries, wherever they are and no matter whose soldiers are there, I always feel the same somber sadness.  The higher up shots showing the hundreds of grave markers really makes a visual statement of the terrible loss of innocence and life.  You must also keep in mind that many represent more than one soldier, so the loss is compounded.

  I usually have my breath taken away while walking in the Arlington National cemetery in Washington DC.  The Vietnam memorial is another one, where I find myself fighting back tears, especially when reading the letters, notes, or small tokens of remembrance left near names of lost loved ones.  I noticed that several of the German soldiers' markers had flowers or personal items placed by them.  It is nice to see that someone remembers a loved one and tends to the site. 

  The loss and heavy sadness is almost palpable.  After having their lives ended so abruptly and having their future stolen from them in such a brutal and untimely manner, it is only fitting they have a quiet and dignified place to rest.

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« Reply #3 on: 28 February 2009, 16:35:35 »
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That was really a nice tribute.  The music fit the mood of the pictures.



thank you, mission accomplished.

these picture were taken with my compact camera, have to go back with my BIG one and take new ones, including widescreen pictures.

yes, many have more then one soldier, they go up to 8 in 1 grave.

this cemetery is located in a forest so it's very quiet.

have you seen my other pictures of the 2nd german cemetery in Belgium at Recogne?
http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/index.php?topic=502.0
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« Reply #4 on: 28 February 2009, 20:48:45 »
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Oh yes, I saw them when you first posted, and left a comment there at the time.  I think that cemetery was even more beautiful than this one.  So sad.

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