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photography: Jacek Michiej

Cmentarz wojenny nr 139 Tursko-Łosie

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War Cemetery No. 139 - Tursko-Łosie - a cemetery from World War I, located in the village of Tursko in the Tarnów poviat, in the Ciężkowice commune. One of over 400 Western-Galician war cemeteries built by the Cemetery Graves Division of the C. and K. Military Commanders in Krakow. In the 4th district of Łużna, there are 27 cemeteries . [source: Wikipedia, 3467061]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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The cemetery was made on a hill rising to the right of the Biała river, on the road to Rzepiennik Marciszewski. You can get to it by bridges from Bogoniowice or Ciężkowice. The cemetery is located on the same road, on the left side, between the houses. [source: Wikipedia, 3467061]
Description of the cemetery
The designer of the cemetery was the Polish architect Jan Szczepkowski Based on the information board mounted at the cemetery gate . The cemetery was made on a rectangular plan on a slope descending to the south-west. In its upper part there are 4 trees that are monuments of nature. The cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall with a concrete roof. The entrance is located at the bottom of the cemetery. It is a stone gate with a closed two-wing iron gate. In the back of the cemetery there is a monument in the fence. It is a concrete cross about 3 meters high, set on a pedestal made of stones. A wide path leads from the gate to the monument, closed before the cross with a single tombstone. Tombstones are arranged in rows on both sides of the path and have iron crosses or concrete steles. There are several types of these crosses: * triple with single crossbars (Latin crosses) * triple with two transversal arms (Lorraine crosses) * single with one transverse arm * single with two transversal arms All crosses are made of thick iron flat bars mounted on a concrete plinth and they have name plates. There are also name plates on steles . In 2005, the cemetery was completely renovated and in 2015 is in very good condition . [source: Wikipedia, 3467061]
the fallen
A total of 69 soldiers in 4 collective graves and 42 individual burials were buried in the cemetery. It's resting here : * 63 soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army * 6 soldiers of the Russian army. The soldiers died on 2-3 May 1915 during the battle of Gorlice. It was a great offensive, during which the combined Austro-Hungarian and German armies broke the defense of the Russians by pushing them out of these areas . [source: Wikipedia, 3467061]
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