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During WW2, the mounts of Vercors became a natural fortress for the French Resistance, where people from the whole country took shelter and kept fighting the nazis. In july 1944, through the "Bettina operation", the Germans attacked : the whole massif was surrounded while three waves of gliders were sent over Vassieux and surrounding hamlets. The Resistance fighters were caught off guard, and after a week of fightings, the Vercors was on its knees. More than 600 resistant fighters were killed and civil population paid a terrible price : 201 people killed, 41 deported, 573 houses destroyed...
Along the road leading to Vassieux, they were buried in 1948 and a memorial preserves the memory of the victims of those fights and massacres. A very moving place, especially when you read the names of wholes families, killed and buried together, and the ages of those people. The youngest "died for France" at 19 months, the oldest at 91 years.

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I spotted this in the ancient church's cemetery. It looks as though the tree is embracing the masonry.

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The church itself is really special. It's Saxon and dates before 900AD. Before this though, around 600AD, it was part of a large Saxon pagan enclosure. Some of the stonework you see in the tower was reused from a demolished and now-lost Roman temple.
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William & John Trott Memorial, 1766, Muchelney Churchyard


Cover'd with mossy Turfs lie Slumbering here
A tender husband and a father dear
The best of Sons, of Brothers, and of Friends
whilst living lov'd, lamented at their End


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bacchuslives
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These are some of my cemetery pics that I had put together some years ago as a screen saver.




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bleodswean
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A turnstile gate!


Absent Not Dead


Broken obelisk.
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Under the Lime, Hinton Martell

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marrysav
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Perhaps the attraction to cemeteries is my diagnosis. But it should be noted that more often they find me than I them. And walking along the Ponza and rushing as usual toward the clouds it turned out that at the very top of the mountain there was a peacefully snoozing stone abode of those who finished their road.

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Big cemetery in Warsaw being rigorous and organized honestly resettled its inhabitants by categories and closed all the doors so that no one can violate the established order. Fenced off from the outside world by high walls it sullenly rolls withered foliage between the tombstones buried in the ground demanding silence.
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This photo was taken in Simonds, New Brunswick, Canada. As you can see the tree has grown up around the marker. Located in the Middle Simonds Cemetery (the older one).

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