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Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery, Estrée-Cauchy, France

Every soldier tells a story. Some died of battle wounds, some were shot at dawn.

The area near Estrée-Cauchy was used by dressing stations for most of WW1, first by the French and then by British field ambulances. British, Canadian, French, German, Indian and South African soldiers were buried in Quatre-Vents. French and German bodies were moved to other cemeteries after the war, leaving 137 identified casualties in the burial ground enclosed by a low wall in the middle of a farmer’s field. Let’s look at three. Continue reading