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03 November 2013

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Where ever I go I always look out for a CWGC plaque as you never know what you will find.

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CWGC plaque.

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In their towns cemetery are the graves of 84 HMCS & Allied servicemen.

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In 1944 just before D-day there was a sea battle between allied ships and a destroyer and T-boat flotilla of the German navy. HMCS Athabaskan and HMCS Haida attacked the destroyers in a night action and HMCS Athabaskan was sunk with the loss of many lives.

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Walked into the cemetery and found the graves of 84 sailors that are buried there.

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She was sunk in the English Channel north-east of Ouessant by two torpedoes from the German torpedo boats T-24 and T-27.

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03 December 2009

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The Towns Cemetery.

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On the gate is the CWGC plaque.

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Of the 261 officers and men 128 did not survive.

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T24 was sunk at Le Verdon
24 Aug 44.
T27 was scuttled off Ushant
29 Aug 44 .

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HMCS
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship.

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03 December 2009

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War Memorial to Bretons servicemen and French Resistance lost in two world wars.

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WW1 Bretons lost more men I believe than any other department of France.

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Breton soldiers.

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Aout 1914
Nov 1914
Les Anciens Combattants Bretons.
A Leurs 240 000 Morts.

[From a Paris museum]

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03 December 2009

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Looking into the Cemetery.

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On the far side you can see the CWGC area.

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59 unknown.
25 known.

imageMemorial near the coast at Santec where they were washed up.

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03 December 2009

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Cross of Sacrifice.

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The Cross of Sacrifice was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield. Any cemetery with over 40 graves, you can find the Cross of Sacrifice.

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Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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03 December 2009

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Type in to a search engine LEST WE FORGET LEST WE FORGET it shows all the burials of HMCS Athabaskan around western Finistère.

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The area of other burials around the coast.