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Where the Heroes Rest by d-beckmann Where the Heroes Rest by d-beckmann
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Kleve, Germany
Autumn 2011


British, Australian, American, Canadian and many other soldiers fallen in WWII are laid to rest here.


WOW! My first DD!
thank you all so much for your feedback!
I'm so overwhelmed and honoured. It's like a dream came true!


Please visit my new Facebook-Page: [link]

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BlooDDesign77 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
it looks like heavens door..
i am allowed to us it as a stock for a "fallen soldier tribute" ? it would fit perfect..
if yes could u give me this stock without your banner ?
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ZoeTsunami Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is eerie and beautiful at the same time. I love the composition, and I believe you captured a truly magical moment on this. I'm German myself, and whenever I hear mention of WWII I flinch inwardly - even though that was way before my time. I am taken aback again and again by the horrible things that happened and all the lives that were lost - therefore I think it's important to keep this "legacy", if you will, of the fallen soldiers, of all the grief at their losses. In your picture you capture, in my opinion, the natural beauty of the scene as well as the fading memories of the horrors of the war. Your photograph is timeless, and I hope that people will still be able to look back and remember in years to come - because when I was about twelve years old, a history teacher told me something: "The most important thing is never to forget. Remember what was in the past, and use that to build your identity. What our ancestors did is a part of who we are - it's our choice to see what we make of it."
Thank you for making me remember, and thank you for sharing this wonderful picture.
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hannahvickers12 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful
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d-beckmann Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Siliriel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
beautiful dream ♥
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UniqueKawaii Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting is wonderful.
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ardavailable Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Gate of heaven is what this photo should be called.
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Caermiline Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Stunning! :)
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Vail-Combat-Irtis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I have lost my jaw somewhere on the other side of this planet.




Enormous luck and shot.
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d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Hope you find it again ;)
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