After World War II it was decided to merge almost all German war graves from the First World War in West Flanders together in four major cemeteries: Hooglede, Vladslo, Langemarck and Menen.
The German war cemetery Langemark contains 44,304 graves from World War I.
Sculpture group at the German War Cemetery of Langemark
This statue is made by Emil Krieger and is inspired by a photograph of four soldiers from Reserve Infanterie-Regiment 238 at the funeral of a comrade in 1918. The soldier second from right in the photograph was killed in action two days later.
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- Text: Fedor de Vries & Kaj Metz
- Photos: Luc van Waeyenberge