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Cmentarz wojenny nr 281 Dębno

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War Cemetery No. 281 - Dębno - cemetery from World War I, located in the village of Dębno in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in the Brzesc poviat, in the municipality of Dębno. 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, 3131499]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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The war cemetery is located in the municipal cemetery in Dębno, on the left side of the road leading from the national road No. 4 to the Castle in Dębno. The castle is located on the right side of this road, the cemetery opposite, on the left . It is composed of two lodgings; the main one, on which the soldiers of the Austrian and German armies were buried, and the second, smaller, on which the soldiers of the Russian army were buried . [source: Wikipedia, 3131499]
Soldiers of the Austrian, German and Russian army were buried here, who died fighting in the surrounding areas in November and December 1914 and from January to May 1915. The front passed this way twice; in November 1914, the Russian army occupied these areas, in 1915, after the victory of the combined Austrian and German forces in the battle of Krakow and the battle of Limanowa, the Russian army retreated to the east, defending the Przemyśl-Bochnia railway line. In the surrounding fields there were trenches and tranches. In total, the cemetery was buried : * 31 soldiers of the Austrian army, * 9 soldiers of the German army, * 25 soldiers of the Russian army. 28 soldiers were identified . [source: Wikipedia, 3131499]
Description of the cemetery
The larger quarters of soldiers of the Austrian and German armies are located on the right side of the main cemetery alley. There is a monument on it, having a stone pyramidal pedestal on which a high metal cross has been placed. There is a large Maltese cross on the plinth with dates from 1914, 1915. Tombstones with concrete stelae were placed in rows. There are two types of stela; larger, on the front wall of which a cast-iron Maltese cross with a laurel wreath and a tin nameplate was mounted, and smaller ones topped with a cast-iron Maltese cross, also with a nameplate. The fence is made of concrete pillars between which a thick chain is spread. Entrance through a double-leaf metal gate. A few trees planted on the cemetery grow . On the headquarters of Russian soldiers, the tombstones have a two-arm cross (Orthodox). [source: Wikipedia, 3131499]
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. School youth tidied up the cemetery before the All Saints Day and lighted the candles, but 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 and nurtured. [source: Wikipedia, 3131499]
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