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Tyne Cot Cemetery

By TrevBatWCC    
On Boxing Day afternoon we had a coach outing to Ypres (or Ieper, as itís now officially known). Before going into the town centre, we had a tour around the countryside passing several of the First World War cemeteries, and we stopped off at this one, Tyne Cot Cemetery, located 9 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre.
'Tyne Cot' or 'Tyne Cottage' was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. The barn, which had become the centre of five or six German blockhouses, or pill-boxes, was captured by the 3rd Australian Division on 4 October 1917, in the advance on Passchendaele.
It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box.
There are 11,961 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,373 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to more than 80 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 20 casualties whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There are also 4 German burials, 3 being unidentified.
These are four of the images I took of just a small part of the cemetery.

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 5 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Monument Belgium Passchendaele War graves Tyne cot cemetery

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Comments


Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 10:14AM
Such a compelling image Trev, we must never forget those who died for our freedom.
Lynne
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
30 Jan 2017 10:15AM
Wonderful images of a very moving place, Trev.
colijohn 9 59 2 Netherlands
30 Jan 2017 10:20AM
A very special set of images. Thanks for hearing.

Colin.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
30 Jan 2017 10:50AM
Thanks for the info Trevor, immaculately kept and a strong composition
JOKEN 12 3 10 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 11:42AM
The gentle curve in the composition is excennet
Ken
EMJAYCEE Plus
12 10 10 England
30 Jan 2017 11:57AM
First class photography and reportage Trev.
Joan
JOKEN 12 3 10 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 12:00PM
Joan has just pointed out the spelling error in my comment !!! For excennet read excellent
KEN
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 1:03PM
Beautiful set... If I voted you've done good work...
(Sorry - Night Shift) Isabel GrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 1:23PM
For those of us who live on the Tyne Valley it's a special, and deeply moving, place. You have captured the atmosphere beautifully.
By the way, Ypres is the Walloon (French) name, Ieper is the Flemish name. It's in Flanders so Ieper takes precedence. Think of dual language signs in Wales...
30 Jan 2017 1:33PM
Wonderful and moving images
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
30 Jan 2017 1:54PM
Outstanding...V3 is my favourite 😀😀
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
30 Jan 2017 2:42PM
Great shot.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
30 Jan 2017 3:40PM
Excellent composition
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 4:14PM
Very poignant Trev. My fathers middle name was Yrpres. He fell at Monte Casino in '44.
Peter.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 4:54PM
"11,961 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated"
Doesn't that sound shocking - all those young men slaughtered and the grief of the families at home.
The cemetery looks beautiful - a fitting memorial to those who lost their lives.
Kate Grin
30 Jan 2017 6:04PM
Excellent Trev and a great write up..Lin
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2017 6:15PM
Excellent images and an interesting and informative narrative -all are great compositions bit v1 and v3 are my favorites Grin
Jo
31 Jan 2017 5:11PM
An excellent upload, Trev.
First class images and a really interesting narrative.
We visited Tyne Cot a few years ago with friends; they managed to find the names of two relatives who perished in WW1.

RichardSmile

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