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Cmentarz wojenny nr 342 Łapanów

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War Cemetery No. 342 - Łapanów - a cemetery from World War I located in the village of Łapanów in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in the Bochnia poviat, in the Łapanów 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. Of this number, there are 46 cemeteries in the Bochnia district. [source: Wikipedia, 2530304]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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The soldiers of the Russian, Austro-Hungarian and German armies, who died in the surrounding fields at the beginning of December 1914 during the Limanowa-łapanska operation, were buried here together in one cemetery. Austrian troops attacking in the direction of Łapanowo, Zbydnia and Żegociny displaced the Russians from neighboring towns, and then after a few days of extremely fierce battles, they gained hills in the towns of Buczyna, Grabina, Stradomka, Sobolów, Chrostowa, Kamyk, Wola Nieszkowska, Nieprześnia. On December 13, the Russians began a retreat further east . [source: Wikipedia, 2530304]
Description of the cemetery
It is located on the parish cemetery in Łapanów, about 200 m from the new church. It is located on a slope with a slight slope, at a height of 249 m above sea level . It consists of two lodgings. The main part of the cemetery is located in the upper part of the cemetery, next to the cemetery chapel. On both quarters a total of 23 soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army, one soldier of the Russian army and four soldiers of the Russian army were buried. 24 soldiers are known by name. The lower quarters of the cemetery are a ground grave on a rectangular plan, with sides fenced off with a concrete bench. It is surrounded by thick chains on four low but massive concrete plinths topped with hemispheres. At its upper end is a cast-iron, openwork Latin cross. The same fencing and the same plan has the upper, substantial part of the cemetery, with the fact that it is divided by concrete benches into 3 parts. There are two large openwork crosses on concrete plinths; the Latin cross of the Austrian type and the two-armed Lorraine cross. In addition, there are 12 smaller crosses made of iron flat bars mounted on small concrete plinths. These crosses are also of two types: Latin-type Austrian and two-armed Lorraine. On one of them is an oval plate with the inscription. In addition to concrete benches, at the upper end of this quarters there is a stylized stone chapel placed on a rectangular pole, finished with a hemispherical recess. It is topped with a cross inscribed in an isosceles wheel [source: Wikipedia, 2530304]
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