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Armistice II

Armistice II
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Copyright: Frank De Cock (Dingo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-22
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-450Z, Oly Zoom 5.8-17.4 mm, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My photos >= 20 and < 30 points, Cemeteries, Commemorating those who fought in the WW2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-11 11:31
Viewed: 2506
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another day to remember the casualties of the World Wars.

In this tiny military cemetery in Lier we found graves from both wars. In the back are the Belgian casualties from the Great War. Their graves have bronze plaques which have all turned green.

There are also some 40 English, Scottish, Canadian and French casualties from the Second World War. This is one of them. They died after being wounded during the liberation of Lier.

Most of them were quite young when they died. The question we need to keep on asking is: WHY ?
Why do people start wars, why do individuals lend themselves for blowing up trains or buses ?

Let's just hope wars on this scale won't happen again...

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Boosted saturation to 130.

Downsized in one step at 1200 dpi.

USM 18%, 40. USM 150%, 0.3.

Added Frank's framing.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mikoyen: Many countrymen...Dingo 1 12-02 08:56
To jmdaoudal: I guess you mean...Dingo 3 11-19 04:50
To letr: Thanks Leon...Dingo 1 11-17 15:23
To lucbus: Thanks Luc...Dingo 1 11-17 15:21
To hojper: The spring...Dingo 1 11-17 15:16
To M4tej: Thanks Matej...Dingo 1 11-12 17:50
To bubby: Thanks Craig...Dingo 1 11-12 17:48
To maleentjeh: Thanks Marleen...Dingo 1 11-12 17:48
To cloverstar: Thanks Diana...Dingo 1 11-12 17:47
To Xalkida: Efcharisto Babi...Dingo 1 11-12 17:46
To Kirsten: Thanks Kirsten...Dingo 1 11-12 17:45
To tournesol: Thanks Pierre...Dingo 1 11-12 17:45
To Tintin: Thanks Suzanne...Dingo 1 11-12 17:43
To starkey666: Thanks Dennis...Dingo 1 11-12 17:41
To chrisJ: Thanks Chris...Dingo 1 11-12 17:41
To alvaraalto: Dankjewel, Rob...Dingo 1 11-12 17:33
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  • M4tej Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 28 N: 82] (781)
  • [2005-11-11 11:34]
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That place make me sad!!!
Cemetary, I like to visit my granpa there very mcuh, but just like place, I don't like it very much.
I like your shot.

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  • bubby Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-11 12:29]
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as a Canadian I know that the people of the liberated countries honour the war dead with great pride. The cemetery seems to be a well kept and respected place for all that have fallen. For this I would like to thank you all, Lest we forget.
As for your picture well done. Good sharpness, comp, colour and exposure.

Hi Frank, glad you decided to post this today. Beautiful capture.


Thank you to Belgium for looking after the people that lost their lives in wars.
Very thoughtful photo for today.
Lest We Forget.

Hi Frank

Indeed, it's a fine capture. "Our beloved persors are died when we forgot them". TFS!

why, that's the big question with no answer i guess.Maybe there's no war going on at that scale but the suicide terrorist take manny lives with them, a slow war maybe.
good picture very sharp and excelent compoe.well done.

Thank you so much for your commemoration, Frank. I know that Canadian veterans have a special place in the heart of Belgian and Dutch. Your thoughts are really appreciated on this day.

Thanks for the commemoration, Frank. As a Canadian, I very much appreciate the thought and I noticed the name of the regiment and it is the name of a city where my brother lives so a place I know really well. We also pause for a minute on November 11th to remember our veterans and those that have died. Thanks for the thought!

A nice way to remember the troops, well done.

Hi Frank

A sobering reminder of the futility of war, & an appropriate reminder, considering the date.

Hallo Frank,
Je richt hier een mooi monument op met deze mooie foto van dit monument. De rode anjers geven extra sfeer aan deze foto.
groet Rob

Ah yes, once more 11 November came and went without much thought for the day it should commemorate. Thank you for reminding us. And with a spring shot, which really reminds us what season we are facing now. TFS, Frank.

A friend of mine ( a french colonel, leftenant at this time) now 84 years old I visit very often was there with the British SAS. ( May be a bit far to the North. This was a great moment of History and also a sad moment of this stupid war. (and also a stupid operation where a lot of holland people have lost their lives some towns been conquered then abandonned, and some para troops having received help very late )
Well done for the contribution.
A good composition.
jean Michel

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2005-11-13 13:39]
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Excellent composition to help us remember. TFS

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-11-15 13:13]
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very nice tribute Frank, for the ^picture itself ...looks great with excellent lighting and compo ....nice shot !!

This is a Canadian grave. I like that. A very nice picture!
Best regards

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