June 12, 2021
Is here with friends to visit the memorial grove where a good friend has been since last year.
I get a brief tour of the cemetery.
It's beautiful weather so I stop for a while to walk around the cemetery myself.
German war graves
In the eastern part of the cemetery are two rows of graves with German soldiers
mainly pilots, who died on Swedish soil during World War II. Simple graves
On the crosses are the name, year, position or just an unknown soldier.
A memorial stone is located at one end of the two rows.
Some were shot down by the Swedish Air Force, others crashed during missions,
it also happened that there were accidents.
The Disability Monument
Not far from the war graves stands a high stone pillar on a burial mound.
During the First World War, 63,463 prisoners of war were exchanged in Trelleborg.
Many were injured and some died in Trelleborg and are buried in the burial mound.
The monument, which was inaugurated in 1926, is a stone pillar with an eagle at the top,
created by Axel Ebbe. Below is a fallen eagle.
A painting with the names of the dead. On the stone pillar are two inscriptions:
"Longing became their inheritance."
"In memory of the warriors who found their grave on their way home from captivity here 1915-1918".
GPS graves: WGS84 decimal (lat, lon) 55.384182, 13.158173
GPS monument: WGS84 decimal (lat, lon) 55.382538, 13.157119