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War Graves at Metkovic, lost lives of 1993

1993 War graves at Metkovi
War Graves , Metkovic, Croatia
Photography : Nigel Borrington

On our way to Mostar we stopped off at the town of Metkovi/Metkovic, Croatia. The bus station is next to a cemetery in the centre of the town.

As Cemeteries go it was very open to the street , feeling more like a town park. I walked in and sat for a while to eat some lunch, afterwards I walked around and had a look at all the grave stones.

I often do this in Ireland or the UK as its a great way to learn local names and family history.

The main thing that I noticed in this Metkovi cemetery however was that all of these grave stones have one year of death on them (1993), all of them !!!

It was a while before the bus left to Mostar, so I just sat back on the seat and took sometime to take in what must have happened here in this small town some 21 years ago.

War graves at Metkovi

One response

  1. Oh my gosh, this is very painful – a mark of the darkness of war.

    June 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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