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Today is the centenary of the Battle of Mons; after the fighting around the city the British Expeditionary Force withdrew and ¬†the famous Retreat From Mons began. It was the Germans and local Belgian civilians who buried the dead at Mons. At St Symphorien the Germans established a cemetery in an old lime quarry and buried their own dead, but honoured their enemy too – and gave the British soldiers¬†a decent burial… Read More