Langemark Cemetery, Langemark

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#19 of 157 in Historic Sites in West Flanders Province
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  • This enormous German cemetery is beautifully maintained and yet is so different to the Commonwealth cemeteries. Imposing sculptures, informative sign boards, a huge mass grave, mature trees and... 
    This enormous German cemetery is beautifully maintained and yet is so different to the Commonwealth cemeteries. Imposing sculptures, informative sign boards, a huge mass grave, mature trees and...  more »
  • It’s hard to believe that this was the location of the first time chemical warfare was ever used. It’s harder still to believe that it’s the resting place of 44,000 German soldiers. The place is... 
    It’s hard to believe that this was the location of the first time chemical warfare was ever used. It’s harder still to believe that it’s the resting place of 44,000 German soldiers. The place is...  more »
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  • A gloomy place to visit, but definitely worth it. The information tunnel before you enter the cemetery was very educational and helped understanding this difficult topic. I was a bit surprised, but absolutely not negatively, how well this is preserved. Thanks!
  • A consolidation of many cemeteries made by the Germans. After WWI. Known for its statue by Emil Krieger over a mass grave of more than 24,000 soldiers. Some trench bunkers are in the cemetery, as is a memorial to student-soldiers killed in the battle of Ypres. Langemark is also close to the location from which the Germans launched the first chemical weapons attack in the world in April, 1915. Also has a memorial to fallen British soldiers, and a recent sculpture commemorating those British soldiers who were executed for what we now know as the symptoms of PTSD, and were then regarded as cowardice. A somber and grim place, but essential stop when in Iepr.

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