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    Flanders Fields Cimetery
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    by wandeljp Updated Mar 19, 2008

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    The poem from Lt. Kol. John McCrae:

    IN FLANDERS FIELDS

    In Flanders fields,the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row
    That mark our place, and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders Fields.
    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high,
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders Fields.

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    Wal of the chaptel At information room At the entry
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    by wandeljp Updated Mar 19, 2008

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    The graves

    The cemetery here is the smallest American military cemetery of Europe and also the only one of the first World War in Belgium.

    The 368 graves are divided up in four equal groups around the central chapel. 347 soldiers are known and rests under a cross in marble of Carrara Marble (Italy) 43 soldiers of which the name is unknown rests under one of the 21 crosses of Judaic type in corner of every group.

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    Le cimetière ici est le plus petit cimetière militaire Américain d'Europe et aussi le seul de la première guerre mondiale en Belgique.

    Les 368 tombes sont réparties en quatre groupes égaux autour de la chapelle centrale.
    347 soldats sont connus et repose sous une croix en marbre de Carrare (Italie)
    43 soldats dont le nom est inconnu repose sous une des 21 croix de type judaïque en coin de chaque groupe.

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    The Flag Flags inside chaptel The other flags
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    by wandeljp Updated Mar 19, 2008

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    The cemetery.

    It is under the direction of the architect Dr. Paul P. Cret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that the cemetery will be created.

    After passing the entry portal, left to the left the house of welcome of the visitors and greeted the American flag at the top of his mast of 15M high to right, one can advance oneself on the path taking to the central chapel. The trees in edge are linden.

    I a lot liked the chapel ceiling in a sort of mosaic, the doves symbolizing peace and the hope.

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    C'est sous la direction de l'architecte Dr. Paul P. Cret , Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie que le cimetière sera créé.

    Après avoir passé le portail d'entrée, laissé à gauche la maison d'accueil des visiteurs et salué le drapeau Américain en haut de son mât de 15m de hauteur à droite, on peut s'avancer sur le sentier menant à la chapelle centrale. Les arbres en bordure sont des Tilleuls.

    J'ai beaucoup aimé le plafond de la chapelle en une sorte de mosaïque, les colombes symbolisant la paix et l'espoir.

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    Global view The mosaique Global view
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