Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bandung Pandu Dutch Cemetery


These neat rows of white tombstones on a green field are part of the Dutch Field of Honor (locally known as Dutch Cemetery) at Pandu area in the city center. Interred here are the Dutch casualties killed in the battle they fought to defend Ciater and Subang areas in the north of Bandung against the incoming Japanese army in the World War II. Some Dutch civilians from the Bangka-Belitung islands near Sumatera were also later interred (or re-interred) here. The cemetery is now maintained by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC).

4 comments:

Photo Cache said...

beautiful symmetry.

Dina said...

Thanks for showing this. The CWGC does a wonderful job all around the world.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this post! I was raised in Indonesia and came to Holland in January1946, when I was 12. Many people died for nothing.
Wil , Netherlands

mranggendemak said...

wow.. this take at my country.. thank's