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EPA’s Eye in the Sky: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany

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The gravestones of fallen soldiers at the Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.

The Rheinberg War Cemetery is a war graves site which was established by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) after the Second World War in May 1946 and is still under its protection and care.

Of the total of 3,334 buried, the majority belonged to the Air Force. The victims were transferred to this cemetery from Duesseldorf, Krefeld, Moenchengladbach, Goch, Lingen and Cologne.

The dead had lost their lives during the battles in the Rhineland.

The fallen belonged to Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, India, and the United States. Furthermore, there are 156 gravestones for unknown fallen.

Photo: EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

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