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If any one photo by itself can ever hope to bring home to the viewer the massive numbers of dead involved this one should. There are 11,962 headstones and 34,888 names of the dead with no known grave. That's a total of 46,850.

The small battlefield cemetery near Tyne Cot ( a German strongpoint, the block house of which is now under the Cross of Sacrifice) was expanded after the war and became the world's largest British military cemetery. 11,962 men lie here, and a further 34,888 are commemorated on the rear walls. It is situated on a gentle slope from which Ypres can be seen in the distance.
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Cross of Sacrifice The Scroll The Inscription
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Richard G Crompton

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Inside the grounds The gate
Tyne Cot Cemetery, 1917. On the right of photo is the ruins of the German pill box over which now stands the Cross of Sacrifice

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