Photographer's Note

OK - this does NOT show a graveyard - and it is not a usual snap. Usually I shoot land- or seascapes only. When I was walking through the Cador pine forest near Morgat ont the way to the coastal trek GR 34 I first thought I could not trust my eyes. In the middle of this forest stood a huge cross made of stone surrounded by two palm trees of the same size.
I first thought of a religious monument but then I read what stood written there.

This monument expresses the overwhelming thankfulness of a local Breton family for the one and only reason that all three sons returned savely from the hell on earth during WWI 1914 - 18 when hundreds of thousands young men were wounded or torn into peaces at a place called Verdun in eastern France.

Knowing the place and the horror that is still alive in this area along the once 'red' river Meuse, where almost every family in France, Germany, the UK and the US has lost relatives, including my own family, I hesitated to post this but the power of human believe and a good piece of fortune expressed by this monument and its location made me decide to share it here.

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Additional Photos by Thomas Sautter (mjdundee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 50 N: 466] (4663)
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