Set in Stone


Today's Postcard Staying in Belgium we visit Lijssenthoek Commonwealth War Graves cemetery. First used in 1915 by the French army. Ultimately the cemetery came to house the remains of more than 10,000 men and one woman. It is the second largest war graves cemetery in Belgium after Tyne Cot. In this photo we see, what is almost a never ending task, an engraver keeping the gravestones in pristine condition, chiseling in the details of that soldier, A lonely figure among the many headstones at Lijssenthoek, near Poperinge, West Flanders

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