Saturday, November 10, 2007

Armistice Day Sites of Memory

One of the great things you can do when you go to Europe is visit some of the "silent cities," the innumerable military cemeteries serving as the final resting place for millions of British, French, American, German and colonial troops who fell in the Great War. Here's one of the biggest: Tyne Cot cemetery near Ypres(Ieper), Belgium.

You can visit this one from the comfort of your armchair...btw, the "silent cities" is a phrase from none other than Rudyard Kipling, who lost his only son in the war.

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