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Old 20-03-2015, 04:10 PM   #141
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Arrow Cross of Sacrifice

Cross of Sacrifice in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery..
The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium is a cemetery and crematorium in the north east of London. It is the largest such municipal facility in the UK and probably in Europe..The first interment was on 24 June 1856, although the cemetery was not consecrated until November 1857, due to legal difficulties (which were solved in the Burial Act 1857).. It is estimated that in 1858 around 2,700 interments took place.. Approximately 600,000 people have been interred here and with the remains from over 30 London Church yards also placed on the site, the figure is approaching 1 million...

World War I introduced killing on such a mass scale that few nations were prepared to cope with it.. Millions of bodies were never recovered, or were recovered long after any identification could be made.. Hundreds of thousands of bodies were buried on the battlefield where they lay. It was often impossible to dig trenches without unearthing remains, and artillery barrages often uncovered bodies and flung the disintegrating corpses into the air..Many bodies were buried in French municipal cemeteries, but these rapidly filled to capacity..Due to the costs and sheer number of remains involved, Australia, Canada, India, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom barred repatriation of remains..

There are 727 Commonwealth service personnel of both World Wars commemorated at the cemetery, many buried in a War Graves plot, which has a Cross of Sacrifice and a Screen Wall memorial that lists casualties who are buried in the plot or elsewhere in the cemetery without headstones, besides those cremated at the City of London Crematorium. Many of the soldiers died at the Bethnal Green Military Hospital...
Next thing you know they will be making crosses from bullet casings..
Mr Cameron of the clan gave a reading from Matthew 5: 1-12, the sermon on the mount but it was left to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, to sum up the national mood in his address...

† Enigma (The Cross Of Changes) Silent Warrior †

A headstamp is the markings on the bottom of a cartridge case designed for a firearm.. It usually tells who manufactured the case.. Military headstamps usually have only the year of manufacture..World War II manufactured cartridges with a single "4" as the year of production were made in 1944.. The demand was so great for cartridges that most manufacturers just ground off the "3" on the "43" stamp to save time..

BB (1986–Present) - Bertram Bullet Co. Pty. Ltd. Seymour, Melbourne, Victoria. Bruce Bertram bought Super Cartridge Co.'s machinery and moved it to Seymour, where he began manufacturing brass cases for handloaders. Brass is sold in lots of 20-case cartons and can be made to customer's specifications with personalized headstamps... I'm on the Shogun's council, let's bring the age of war..I shall accomplish your task..with magnificence..Compared to fighting a wild lion these wounds are nothing...

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