I’ve visited the odd war cemetery in the past, particularly a couple in Germany dedicated to downed RAF crews. At the weekend I found myself near Cannock so went to visit, primarily, the German cemetery there which commemorates German ‘soldaten’ that lost their lives on British soil in WWI and WWII. In the main this means German aircrew. It seemed a little strange seeing lines of headstones in this country with what were clearly Germanic names. Its a sombre place, made more so by the grey stones and gloomy weather and brings home a little the futility of the conflicts.