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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2022 8:23 a.m. PST

An article re. a British mass grave near a field hospital in Holland.


Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP10 May 2022 10:55 a.m. PST

Always sad to be reminded of the futile deaths of so many in war--in any era.


42flanker11 May 2022 3:40 a.m. PST

Curiously, Vianen lies 25 miles downstream from the main British 'hospital' (so-called) at Rhenen, on the north bank of the Lek-Nederrijn.

During the autumn of 1794, the village marked the demarcation line between troops of the Staadhouder's army and the right wing of the allied force under the Duke of York.

The mortality rate in the hospital at Rhenen was notoriously high and presumably there are grave pits with bodies stacked in layers waiting to be discovered in the area. The high water table in the Rhine delta made mass burials difficult to manage.

42flanker11 May 2022 6:29 a.m. PST

Earlier discussion on TMP from Feb 2021

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