France | Alsace

The devastation of war

A long-standing bone of contention between France and Germany, Alsace has all too often been the site of devastating conflicts that have left it heavily scarred. Huge cemeteries with endless rows of white crosses and the ruins of buildings punctuate the landscape of post-war Alsace.

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Military Cemetery
Military cemetery of the first division of the Free French Forces.
France, Alsace, Lower Rhine, Châtenois (Kestenholz)
Study, gouache
Credit: Frédéric Back
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