"There's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England" - Rupert Brooke
That may be one of the most famous lines of war poetry ever written. But I'm guessing you've never read about the corner of France which is forever China.
The British war graves dating from the First World War are a famous and iconic image. By contrast, I'd never even heard of the Chinese Labour Corps, but it seems that many of them are buried here, in the Chinese Cemetery at Noyelles-sur-Mer.
There are a couple of common slogans across the gravestones. One which stood out strongly for me was A GOOD REPUTATION ENDURES FOREVER. It should. We should all know about these Chinese labourers who died a long way from home; it's sad to me that in all our school studies of WWI, we never learnt about these men and their part in digging the trenches. We've just had Rememberance Day in the UK, so it seems like a good time to do a little bit of extra remembering.