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Soldiers Graves In a Country Village in South-West Romania

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WW2 TABLET.

Left-side.

GYORFI JANOS.

SEBESTYEN JANOS.

SZ?CS JANOS.

LOVASZ PIUS.

CSOBOT VILMOS.

TOKAY SANDOR.

JORDAKI ANTAL.

PALKO ANTAL.

KATO LAJOS.

KATO ISTVAN.

EDIT: New pictures taken after the monument was cleaned up for Nov 1st 2007 Celebrations.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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WW2 TABLET.

Right-side.

SEBESTVEN LAJOS.

SEBESTVEN MARTON.

SEBESTVEN FERENC.

KASLER FERENC.

KASLER MARTON.

KASLER LASZLO.

CSISZER ANTAL.

DARADICS ANTAL.

ZSOK ISTVAN.

DOMOKOS JANOS.

Kevin in Deva :beer:

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Dedication to the Front of the monument in Hungarian:

Can anybody offer a translation please??

The back of the monument, the rear tablet is blank;

EDIT: I have since learned, from an old Gentlemen that there used to be a representation of the Hungarian Eagle,

with outstretched wings on the top of the monument, he claims it was there for over 40 years before it was "removed"!

He is searching for some old documentation he had in connection with the monument and I will add the information as I get it.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

Edited by Kev in Deva

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Well I did say it was a nice day for a walk,

I live way, way, way, over there near the Citadel on the left side of the picture

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Middle picture of the town layout:

All those nice concrete blocks courtesy of Mr. Ceausescu and his wifey :P

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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And Number 3 showing the other end of the town.

One more to come and you have seen Deva in all its glory :o

Kevin in Deva :beer:

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Don't get me wrong guys but the blocks to the extreme right of the picture

are the pits, the black windows are the ones that have been burnt buy what I

will call "undesirables" or to remain "Politically Correct" an ethnic "minority".:shame:

Not an area of the town I would feel comfortable in, particularly at night!! and not because I fear Vampires. :rolleyes:

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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One more to come and you have seen Deva in all its glory :o

I think this one is 'Deva in all its glory' ;)

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I CANT see my house in your picture :rolleyes: Kevin in Deva. :beer:

What about this (poorer) one? :unsure:

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I hope Kevin would not mind if I will post some images from the military cemetery in Leţcani.

Entrance

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Inscription at the entrance

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Traveller who may pass by, we ask you to send to our parents, wives and children and to all the brothers in Argeş and Muscel counties our soldier's salute saying to them that we had fallen on these beautiful fields for the defence of the land of our ancestors, listening to the voice of the heroes from the graves, to the order of the voivodes from the altars and to the voice of the saints on the altar wall. We have fallen in the line of duty for motherland and nation.

A bust postament converted into a flag-stand.

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The cemetery is rather large.

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A field of crosses

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And an inscription identifying the losses as belonging to the 3rd Division present in the area in 1944.

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The sad thing is that no inscription survived on any of the crosses, not even "unknown soldier/hero".

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Some crosses had fallen.

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Others are completely broken.

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Hallo Gents :cheers:

during the summer I located this neglected grave to 6 German soldiers from WW1.

On Wednesday 31st I cleaned away some of the overgrowth:

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

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I placed a small wreath, flowers and some candles on the grave in the memory of the soldiers.

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

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A view along the grave showing the spaced candles.

While I live here in Deva I plan to keep the plot tidy,

as a mark of respect to these 6 men from so long ago.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Hallo Gentlemen, :cheers:

Yesterday the 06 December, I was traveling with a friend who was on a business trip to Targu Jiu in the GORJ county,

to the south of Hunedoara county where I live, on the way there and before entering the mountain pass to get to Targu Jiu, we had to pass through the mining town of Petrosani, on the outskirts my friend had to make a slight detour to Aninosa (no not the place where all the Romanian Amnesiacs live :P )

Having passed that way once before, my eyes had been drawn to a large stone monument in a small graveyard on a windswept hill side, so I bailed out of the car and with camera headed off to investigate while my buddy Ovi went about his business.

Monument in question center of picture 1, & extreme right of picture 2.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Close up of monument:

Left side

Front

Right side showing cracks in the concrete.

Plaque:

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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To the left of this monument stand 3 rows of white crosses with 13 crosses in each row,

and to the left front of the monument 6 crosses in two rows of three.

20 Crosses are to Unknown Romanian Soldiers. (R.I.P.)

7 Crosses are for Unknown Hungarian Soldiers. (R.I.P.)

There are 5* known Romanian Graves:

Sub Locotenent Scarlat Mares. (R.I.P)

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Sergeant Ilie. (R.I.P.)

Sub Officer Jon Hanes (R.I.P.)

Infantrist Stefan Florea. (R.I.P.)

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Known Romanian Soldiers continued:

Infantrist Stefan Fleck. (R.I.P.)

Known German Soldiers:

J?ger Guido Martin. (R.I.P.)

J?ger Jakob Jahnz. (R.I.P.)

J?ger Albert Hoffmann. (R.I.P.)

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Presumed to be German:

Andras Wrabel. (R.I.P.)

J?ger Wilhelm Kersten. (R.I.P.)

J?ger A. Diegenroth. (R.I.P.)

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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J?ger Ernst Kachel

Grefrieter Fredric Meyer. (R.I.P.)

J?ger Wilhelm Fasshauer. (R.I.P.)

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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