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I walked from our hotel to the Cemetery and had time to reflect on what I might find. Having visited other German Cemeteries in Flanders. Enclosed two tier circular construction, with the dead commemorated in small crypts around the circle, rather like an enclosed motel....More
We came across the cemetery by chance and decided to visit it. Worth it. The cemetery contains the tombs of 11,887 German soldiers (many of them unidentified). Walking through in silence is quite an experience.
We stopped here on our way back from Mont St Michel. We'd toured the Normandy beaches, US and Canadian cemeteries in the days previous but this site moved me more than all of the previous ones. It doesn't glorify the dead but you can't escape...More
This is the only German Cemetery Vault in France.
There are other German cemetaries in France but this is a vault style.
Every soldier deserves to be remembered and this is set out in a very different way.
It is excellently maintained and in imaculate...More
We found this cemetery by accident on the road and decided that it would be interesting to visit. With an impression of the First World War Cemetery in Belgium I had expectations of this. What we found was completely he opposite a somber and fascinating...More
A few museums done, a couple of beaches and cemetery visits and yet this place really brought home the reality of the situation. Men and boys defending another country on behalf of something that must have seemed a million miles away. By the time we...More
The circular cemetary hidden in the hill top, is the final resting place of almost 12000 German soldiers, victims of the fighting in the region . In this impresssive setting they were put to rest in a several vaults together with 180 companions. On the...More
I had already visited this cemetery several times over the years. Last June I made a quick stop after my wife and I had spent the afternoon at Mont St-Michel and were driving back to our hotel in Pontorson. I wanted to visit the grave...More
I went to the German cemetery today... I visited Sword Beach yesterday and visited the British Cemetery at Hermanville. My grandad served with the 33rd Royal Artillery who were attached with the 3rd Division, Monty's Iron Sides. My grandad was a farmer before the war,...More