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Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche

route de Bethune, 62580 Neuville-Saint-Vaast, France
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So different to the WW1 Commonwealth cemeteries

This site contains the last remains of almost 45,000 German casualties of WW1, brought together... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Nicholas H
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London, United Kingdom
Huge German Cemetery

Huge German cemetery containing almost 45,000 burials, it is rarely visited by German relatives of... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Scotty102
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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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route de Bethune, 62580 Neuville-Saint-Vaast, France
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This site contains the last remains of almost 45,000 German casualties of WW1, brought together here from many cemeteries in the area when the French demanded the return of the land where these other burial sites were located. The rows of black crosses stretch almost...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Huge German cemetery containing almost 45,000 burials, it is rarely visited by German relatives of the young men who fell during WWI and are buried here, and there were but a handful of flowers or wreaths at any of the graves. The cemetery was empty...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

In this cemetery lie German soldiers - the area is very solemn and brings to mind the losses suffered by all sides during the wars.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I was the only living soul walking around amidst these graves. The cemetery has an overall design of devastating simplicity, thus putting extra emphasis on the terrors of wars. Man should learn from this site.

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

History is written by the victors, and as horrible the Great War was for the commonwealth and its Allies, the Germans lost almost 2 million men, 80% of who died with no known grave. This cemetery is a very sombre and moving site; each grave...More

Thank Marc L
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

This place reminds one that the cost of World War I was not one sided. We stopped here as part of a tour of Vimy Ridge. We were taken aback at the amount of German soldiers buried here. (close to 45,000). There are 4 names...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

The German cemetery is a different style to the Commonwealth cemeteries in that trees are allowed to grow amongst the graves and there are no flowers planted, quite bleak. Very quiet on my visit with only our coach party visiting.

Thank LordCapel
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Hidden away from easy view is a massive cemetery for the German dead from WW1. Not far from Vimy you'll find (if you look very hard) this massive cemetery that is deliberately concealed from view. It it you'll find a sea of iron crosses under...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Never visited German Cementry before . I was amazed to realize that each cross here has 2 names on one side and 2 names on the rear side and they go as far as you see. Interestingly there are Jewish German head stones among the...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

This is about a half kilometre walk away from La Targette cemetery and shows the opposite side of the conflict on the same scale, namely huge. Very highly maintained and very stark, as is the way with the German cemeteries. There is a war bunker...More

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