Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lommel, Belgium

Next comes an awesome cemetery card from Belgium!

I love the dim, mystic atmosphere...pretty ghosty :P
The card shows the German war cemetery in Lommel. It is the largest German military cemetery in Western Europe outside Germany itself. Established after World War II, the 16 ha cemetery holds 38,560 burials from World War II and there are also 542 casualties from World War I .
The remains of the fallen German soldiers which were provisionally buried at Henri-Chapelle, Fosse, Overrepen and Neuville-en-Condroz were transferred here in Lommel in 1946 and 1947 by the American Battle Monuments Commission

there is even a YouTube video about the place...nothing spectacular, but you can take a look if interested

beautiful stamp that was issued in 2010 in a set of 5 stamps portraying Regions of Belgium. On this stamp here you can see an orchard in St. Trond

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