27 Traces of war

In this last part of the museum we will reflect on the heritage of the war. The commemorative gallery is dedicated to soldiers killed in action and their bereaved relatives. This is a place for reflection and introspection. The Brits kept death registers since 1915. These lists can provide an answer to the many questions of family members of soldiers killed in action. On the battlefield, the troops are responsible for burying their deaths themselves: at night they try to bury as many bodies as possible and the position of the temporary grave is indicated on a map. After the war, special units are dedicated to tracing and unearthing the victims. According to the rules, no burial sites of less than forty graves can be kept. Over 200,000 war victims get a final resting place on one of the many big war cemeteries in this region. After your museum visit, you can go to the nearby Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest British military cemetery in the world. The almost 12,000 graves and 35,000 names of missing people turn your visit of the enormous city of the dead into a very impressive experience.

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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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