A total of 331 soldiers from nine countries who fought for both sides of the conflict were laid to rest in the local military cemetery in Kopčany. The cemetery was set up during the First World War in 1916 adjacent to a field hospital in which mainly soldiers fighting for the Austro-Hungarian monarchy were treated.
The ceremony was organised for the tenth time around the holidays of All Saints and All Souls, by the Bratislava Beautification Society (BOS) whose chairperson Iveta Plšeková highlighted the importance of recalling such traditions and events from history. “By recalling and remembering such events, we’re also building some resolutions for the future so that no war is ever fought here again,” she said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
2. Nov 2015 at 13:24 | Compiled by Spectator staff