The Western Front Today - Somer Farm Cemetery

As with many cemeteries in the area Somer Farm cemetery was started during the Battle of Messines in June 1917 and remained in use until March 1918.

A small cemetery Somer Farm contains 87 burials: 64 from the U.K., 24 Australia plus 1 unknown grave.

The cemetery also contains 5 special memorials.

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Ypres Salient, Leo Cooper 2000

The financial cost of the war is said to have amounted to almost $38 billion for Germany alone; Britain spent $35 billion, France $24 billion, Russia $22 billion, USA $22 billion and Austria-Hungary $20 billion.  In total the war cost the Allies around $125 billion; the Central Powers $60 billion.

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