German military cemetery

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Dodenveldstraat 30, Lommel, Belgium

German military cemetery Lommel Reviews

Ils1976 Ils1976
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may they find peace where ever they are! Oct 02, 2016
This German military cemetery which is located just outside the beautiful town of Lommel, in the township of Kattenbos is considered to be one of the biggest West European soldiers cemetery.

I guess by now we all know that during WWII millions if not more people were killed and sadly enough even Belgium was not spared.

Almost all the German soldiers who were killed during duty (coz we have to bare in mind that not all of them were eager to fight as well) in those two wars where one time or another buried at several cemeteries scattered all over the north of Belgium and even just across the border in Germany, but because of a decision of the Americans, they were all dug back up and got there final resting place in this small township in the northern part of the country.

When visiting the cemetery I was overwhelmed because of all the stone crosses of which there are more than 39.000 and what got me the most, was the fact that when you walk around the area, 90 % of them were barely 18 years of age and even younger ... this truly is a very sad thing, but than again, war always is!

Although at first sight this place seems to be a very sad place to be, it is nice to see that people from different nationalities still find there way towards it and although nowadays it is even possible to have a cup of coffee just outside the cemetery, whenever we talk about the past, we all agree that something like this may never happen again ... something we all agree upon, but sadly enough ... it never stops if you look at current events ... I guess we will never learn, but we can hope ... can't we!!!
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Ils1976 says:
you're welcome! :)
Posted on: Feb 18, 2017
vicIII says:
Thanks for your impressive story and photographs...
Posted on: Feb 18, 2017
Ils1976 says:
thanks Holger
Posted on: Jan 15, 2017
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