Le Touret Memorial Scan – France

Scaniverse scan video of the Cross of Sacrifice at Le Touret Cemetery, France
Cross of Sacrifice to right of image (CWGC ) photo
Entry to Le Touret Memorial

Recently, several ChronoPoints members were in France exploring World War I battle sites. While we did not bring any of our Leica laser scanning equipment, we did capture items with the iPhone 13 pro using Scaniverse software.

The first site was the Le Touret Cemetery & Memorial near the village of Richebourg-l’AvouĂ©. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) manages 2945 cemetery/ memorial locations throughout France alone. The Cross of Sacrifice memorial is present in CWGC cemeteries with 40 or more graves. It was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield following the close of the First World War. There is a Cross of Sacrifice in Arlington National Cemetery, erected in 1927 by the Canadian Government to honor US citizens who joined the Canadian military services prior to US involvement in World War I.

The video to the left shows the Cross of Sacrifice at Le Touret. The third photo is of the memorial entry, commemorating the 13,400 British soldiers who died in this region of the Western Front from October 1914 to September 1915.

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