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Cmentarz wojenny nr 360 Słupia

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War Cemetery No. 360 - Słupia - a war cemetery from the First World War, located in the town of Słupia, in the commune of Jodłownik, in the Limanowski poviat, in the Małopolska province. It belongs to the X (Limanowa) Circle of the Cemetery Graves C and K. Commandant's Office in Krakow. It is one of 400 cemeteries of this branch, of which there are 36 in the Limanowa region Frodyma Roman. War cemeteries from the First World War on the Earth of Tarnow. Tourist Guide. Krosno: Ruthenus Publishing House 2006. . [source: Wikipedia, 2533651]
type of the cemeterywar
state of the cemeteryclosed
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The cemetery is located on a hill 402 m above sea level on the Pogórze Wiśnicki. The top of the hill is wooded, and the cemetery is located on its southern edge, by a dirt, dirt road. From this road only a large stone obelisk is visible through the branches of trees. From the forestless grounds near the cemetery, extensive views of the Beskid Wyspowy, especially the one in the foreground Kostrza . [source: Wikipedia, 2533651]
The fate of the cemetery
Immediately after the battle, the soldiers collected from battlefields in neighboring towns and those who died in field hospitals were buried in the graves on the site of the current cemetery. The Dydyński family from the manor in Słupia donated the land for the cemetery . Later, when, as a result of the victorian-Limanowa operation for the Austrians and the battle of Gorlice, the front moved further east, the Austrians proceeded to build a representative cemetery . The works were mainly carried out by Italian and Russian prisoners. After completing the construction of the solemn dedication of the church, a priest from Szczyrzyc made it. The ceremony was attended by the court in Słupia and local school youth with teachers . 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 only from the 1990s that more care was started for World War I cemeteries . This one has also undergone a general renovation and currently looks a bit different than it was originally. Moguiły were leveled, and tombstones spread parallel along the walls. Instead of the original iron gate, which was destroyed, a wooden gate was made . Tombstones' plates were taken for safekeeping. [source: Wikipedia, 2533651]
Description of the cemetery
The designer of the cemetery was Gustav Ludvig. The 270-m graveyard has an unusual T-shape with a rounded outline. It is fenced with a stone wall roughly 1,5 m long. The wall is covered with a concrete roof. The gate is closed with a low, two-wing wooden gate. Near the wall, two large, cast-iron and openwork crosses on concrete plinths; one Latin cross and one Lorraine (Orthodox) cross. In the middle of the two smaller pedestals with mounted cast-iron Maltese crosses of the Austrian type, decorated with a laurel wreath. The tombstones are in the form of semicircular steles with tin plates. The original obelisk of quarry has been preserved, standing in front of the cemetery gate . It has the shape of a steep pyramid topped with a stone cross. An inscription plate was installed on the front wall. At the cemetery, a total of 89 soldiers were buried in 19 individual and 12 collective graves, including: * 60 soldiers of the Austrian-Hungarian army * 29 soldiers of the Russian army [source: Wikipedia, 2533651]
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