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War Memorial Oostkapelle

The monument of Oostkapelle for all War Victims.

It is placed on the side of the church.

A white marble pillar.
At the top of the column in bronze, the arms of the province of Zeeland with the text:
"Luctor et Emergo".

On the monument the text:
"Bearing in mind
who fell
for us

`40 -`45"

On the back at the site of the church, several graves of civilian victims are find. They died in the battle for Walcheren in 1944.
These victims are buried here because the site of the church was below water level after the inundation (So-called emergency graves).

After the war they let them rest here because the village buildings to the rear of the church, was moved more towards the rear during the reconstruction of Oostkapelle.

Other civilian victims of this battle were temporarily buried in the dunes because there was no place anymore near the church.
They are moved to the General Cemetery of Oostkapelle after the reclamation of Walcheren.

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