Sunday, October 11, 2009

World War Battlefield

In the French Vosges, a mountain range near the German border, there can be found a lot of remnants from World War I. One of the most cruel and futile battles raged around a hill called "Hartmannsweilerkopf".

The once devastated landscape has long recovered but still there are many bunkers, dugouts and trenches.

Some zones which saw the hardest fighting and soaked the most blood are now transformed into memorials. Without any doubt that’s a good idea, but what I cannot understand, why they put there white crosses for they fallen French and black ones for the Germans. I don’t hope that they intend the crosses to proceed with that senseless fighting.

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