How old are you? How old would you be now if
you were your present age in 1918? (the end of
the First World War) and in 1945? (the end of
the Second). The average life span around the
world is now about 65 for men and 70 for women.
Taking these figures, in which year could there
be no one left who was born before 1945? It’s
not very far away, is it?
are some pictures of CWGC cemeteries from
around the world. Each location has a very different
climate and this is reflected not only in the
plants chosen, but also in the design and layout
of the headstones. Factors such as severe frosts
can damage stonework whilst the possibility of
earthquakes or flooding mean the structures must
be stable enough to withstand any movement in
the surrounding earth.
See if you can use the visual clues within the
pictures to locate the following different cemeteries:
Rangoon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma)