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German War Cemetery Saint-Laurent-Blangy

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Chemin de Bailleul, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Arras, France
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

I agree with most previous comments. Each black cross I looked at had four names on it; two on each side. I found it very interesting that there are a few Jewish markers and they have headstones versus a simple black cross. I will note...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

This cemetery to the German War dead is in complete contrast to the CWGC cemeteries. The crosses are simple and stark. Reminds you there are two sides in this dreadful war.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

This was mentioned in the Arras 2018 guide which we picked up from the Tourist information office during our holiday and as we had some time to spare on the way back from our day trip to Ypres, we decided to stop off and have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank patriciaaL1703WJ
Reviewed 9 April 2018

there is always 2 sides to a war and i really think its worth a visit this site...completely different feeling to the commonwealth cemeteries which are so well cared for, flowers, visitors and general respect for the loss of life. The German Cemeteries are nothing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This cemetery is well worth visiting as it is so different from the many war cemeteries of the allied forces. Instead of cream coloured stones or crosses the crosses in this cemetery are all black. There is an overwhelming sense of horror when you look...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Minimalist markers, no flowers, no landscaping. Just flat markers in the ground for graves that are 3-deep. Sobering to see the difference to BEF sites.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 27 May 2017

not surprising not many visitors to this war grave site given the history. plain metal crosses and some mass graves. not worth the time or effort

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank john-suffolk2
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Slightly cold cemetery that we visited because we felt we should as we were visiting all other nationalities cemeteries during our WW1 battlefield trip. Very clean and neat, with crosses as far as the eye could see. I am glad I visited it.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We must never forget that both sides lose innumerable young men. Here lie the remains of 44,833 young German lads from the Great War. It is especially touching to see the Jewish headstones among the crosses given the horrors that transpired a couple of decades...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ian E
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Unfortunately not as much care appears to be given to German war cemeteries as to the Commonwealth cemeteries. Their use of black crosses make for a more sombre feel. It should be remembered that they also fought for what they believed, for their country even...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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