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Cmentarz wojenny nr 266 Borzęcin

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War Cemetery No. 266 - Borzęcin - cemetery from World War I, located in the village of Borzęcin in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in the Brzesc county, in the Borzęcin commune. It is one of 400 Western-Galician war cemeteries built by the Cemetery Graves Division of the C. and K. Military Commanders in Krakow. In the VIII Brest region, there are 52 cemeteries . [source: Wikipedia, 3131219]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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The cemetery in Borzęcin is located in the municipal cemetery, where it is a separate quarters located on the south-east corner of this cemetery, in the vicinity of cultivated fields . [source: Wikipedia, 3131219]
Soldiers of the Austrian and Russian army were buried here, who died in fighting in the surrounding areas in December 1914 and in the months of January - May 1915. Through these areas, the war front was swept twice. In November 1914, Russian troops took them out of the Austrians, and after the victory of the combined Austrian and German forces in the Battle of Krakow and the battle of Limanowa, they retreated east, defending the Przemyśl-Bochnia railway line. In total 64 Austrian and 12 Russian soldiers were buried in the cemetery. The names of 64 soldiers were established . [source: Wikipedia, 3131219]
Description of the cemetery
The cemetery has the form of a long row of graves. It is a very elongated rectangle with two sides adjacent to the municipal cemetery, and two to cultivated fields. The central decorative element of the cemetery consists of three obelisks set in a row. The central obelisk is a brick pedestal with a wooden cross on it, next to it there are two stone obelisks without crosses. On the central obelisk with the cross there is an inscription plate with the inscription in German and the Austrian cross, and in front of the obelisk is the tomb of Colonel von Rabel from the 30th Infantry Regiment. Inscription on the inscription board: 1914-1915 GETREU IN NOT SELIG IM TOD Obelisks were erected on the graves of officers. The remaining tombstones are concrete foundations placed in a row. On the brickworks from the south, a stylized, low, concrete cross was placed on each tombstone, and on it a tin plate with names of soldiers buried in this place was mounted. There are two types of crosses; on the graves of Austrian soldiers it is a one-armed cross, on the graves of two-armed Russian soldiers . [source: Wikipedia, 3131219]
The fate of the cemetery
In the interwar period, the cemetery was still in good condition as new. After World War II, the importance of the cemetery in the awareness of the society and the then authorities decreased, because new, more recent cemeteries and dramatic stories of the new war came. The cemetery was naturally destroyed by weather and vegetation factors. It was not until the 1980s that more care was started for World War I cemeteries. The cemetery was renovated, but it did not regain its original appearance. According to R. Frodym, he formerly had a fence made of concrete pillars and a forged steel gate. The ornamentation of this wicket was a stylized Maltese cross inscribed in a circle . Currently, fences and wickets are missing, most of the trees planted along the fence were cut down, which with their roots raised and destroyed the fence and tombstones. [source: Wikipedia, 3131219]
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