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Ieper (Ypres) Belgium - Langemark German Cemetery

On entering the cemetery, there is a formal garden surrounded by grey stone blocks. This is the site of a mass grave containing the remains of around 25000 German soldiers. At the end of World War 2, the Germans were not very popular in Belgium so they were required to remove the remains from all their smaller WW1 cemeteries to this site. The stone blocks are inscribed with the names of all the soldiers in the mass grave.

At the time Mr Wulf from German radio DLF was interviewing the Director of German War Graves. They can be seen near the entrance. The building behind them is lined with wood on which is carved the names of the German missing.


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