Photographer's Note

In a recent post, I published a panaroma view of Ebersberg in Upper Bavaria, with the marvellous alpine chain as background and captured using the pano option of my new iPhone 8+.
I also had my Canon 5D with me, and this is the opposite sketch:

From the centre of Ebersberg to the lookout tower north of the city, you find a picturesque tree-lined road. The Ebersberg citizens dedicated each freshly planted tree to a fallen soldier of the Great War, documented by a small memory plate: rank, name, military unit, place of death.

This is far more effective for remembrance than a war memorial on some square in a town or on the local cemetary, where a single name will perish inside a long list.

Even this restrained approach reveals personal tragedies. Private Martin Meyer, for instance, died nine months and ten days after the armistice in a military hospital. He counts as "gef." = fallen or KIA.

View over Ebersberg towards the Alps. The gap in the middle is the place between Kufstein/Austria and Rosenheim/Germany where Inn river leaves the mountains.

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