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Date

5-1969

Description

Flanders Field was the site of intense fighting throughout the First World War. Flanders Field, famous for the poem that bears it’s name, is the only American Cemetery in Belgium, containing mostly the graves of those who fell in final days of war in an action of the Ypres-Lys Campaign.

The chapel at the center of the cemetery was designed by Paul Cret. Inscribed in it’s walls are the names of 43 missing American servicemen with out any known grave. The headstones surround the chapel in four symmetrical areas.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanders_Field_American_Cemetery_and_Memorial

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Cret

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1876-1945

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Monuments -- War memorials; World War, 1914-1918 -- Monuments -- Belgium -- Waregem;

Country Name

Belgium

Region Name

West Flanders

City Name

Waregem

Keywords

Flanders Field, cemetery, memorial, World War I, monuments

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