They respect the grave and left the helmets ...interesting. Thanks for sharing .
Interesting indeed. There must have been hundreds, if not thousands
of graves like this throughout Europe at the time, and I suppose
that eventually these soldiers would be removed and interred
in proper war graves.........
The photo is indeed correct !
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
A grim reminder of the recent events that took place there a year earlier. Amazing the transformation from death and destruction to peaceful bliss. The price of freedom paid by vanquished and victor is the same and enjoyed by all who remain.
A common sight in 1946 I would say
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Sorry if i seem an idiot here but where is Haven ??? Is it Bremen Hafen ??
Yes, it is real. The photo was taken by the Havel (not Haven) River in the summer of 1945.
Here it is on the website of the German Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs: