The Commonwealth war graves cemetery located at the city of Benghazi situated in Eastern Libya is the last resting place of more than 1000 commonwealth servicemen who gave their lives in the North African desert wars of British Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery and German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel during World War 2.
“In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons”
Herodotus – Greek Historian 484 BC – 409 BC
Buried and commemorated at the cemetery are Australian, British, Greek, Indian, Jewish, Libyan, Norwegian, South African and Sudanese servicemen.
The cemetery was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).
Note: I visited Libya just before the Libyan civil war in 2011, a war which has left Libya in complete state of lawlessness and terror. Many thousands of lives have died, and according to Amnesty International it is estimated that over a million people across Libya are in need of humanitarian aid.