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Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

Volozhin, Belarus

 
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Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
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Entrance to the village Desyatniki
Desyatniki
Minsk Region
Belarus
Recommended duration
1 hour

In the village Desyatniki in Volozhin area remained one of the largest military cemeteries of the First World War. Very often this burial place called as cemetery of soldiers of German and Austrian aries, but here found their final rest Russian soldiers as well.

After combats there worked special teams that collected bodies of killed soldiers and buried them next to each other. This is due to the course and tactics of protracted trench warfare - when the front was a long time in one place.

The cemetery was established after the war in 1922 by Polish gomernment. It's located at the entrance to the village Desyatniki, on a small natural hill at the bend of the river - the place is very well chosen. Visitors are greeted by a gigantic monument with an eagle spreading its wings. Almost a century he was followed here in order and protect the peace of the dead.

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

    Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village
  • Military cemetery of soldiers of the WWI in Desyatniki village

There are small memorial plates, with thoroughness arranged in neat rows, in the whole area of ​​the burial. Fence follows the relief of the hill, some parts are made in the shape of a cross. The cross and a plaque with the inscription "Here lie the soldiers - victims of the First World War" set in the last ten years. German foundations are still allocate funds to support these graves.

Most of the graves date back to 1916: at this time front was established there. Cemetery is in very good condition. This is probably a result of the financial assistance of the German side, but even the locals treat him with respect.

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