Caption: Therry Schwartz, a member of the Meuse-Argonne.com FB group submitted the “then photo” several days ago as a quiz; asking if members could identify the cemetery. Note the distinct style and layout differences between the crosses in the foreground and the crosses in the background.
The then photo is a picture of the Temporary (French) cemetery at Glorieux; which ultimately became the Nécropole nationale Glorieux. (See the “now photo.”)
The crosses in the background were from the dead of American Evacuation Hospital #15. The American bodies were either repatriated back to the states or re-buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery at Romagne.; according to family wishes.
Location: Glorieux is situated just West of Verdun and just South of Thierville-sur-Meuse. The Nécropole is on the Allée des Hayevaux, just off of the D225.
Source of Then Photo: Therry Schwartz, active contributor to the Meuse-Argonne.com Facebook Group.
Source of Now Photo: “Soilsister,” a European friend of Therry.
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