“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?”
Radan Military Cemetery, in Bellefontaine (Belgium)
I World War (1914-1918)
More than 1000 men are buried here: 521 Frenchmen and 502 Germans. Almost all of them died in the same battle, on 22nd August 1914.
On 22nd August 1914, a series of battles took place in the area from Virton to Charleroi. Approximately 27,000 French soldiers died that day.