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Cimetiere Chinois de Nolette

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Peaceful commemoration of WW1 deaths of Chinese labour force.

Imagine a small part of Chinese culture on a hill in France. Peaceful and reverent where the bodies... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
c n
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Well worth seeing this unusual CWG cemetery

This isn't unusual because of its serene beauty, but because of the backstory. It's the resting... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Roskers
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 Dec 2017
“Peaceful commemoration of WW1 deaths of Chinese labour force.”
24 Oct 2017
“Well worth seeing this unusual CWG cemetery”
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The CWGC Noyelles-sur-Mer Chinese Cemetery is located within the area of the French village of Noyelles-sur-Mer. It contains the graves of Chinese workers who were employed as labour by the British Army during the First World War. It is the largest...more
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Chemin des Salines Nolette | Nolette, 80860 Noyelles-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Imagine a small part of Chinese culture on a hill in France. Peaceful and reverent where the bodies and souls of several hundred Chinese labourers have lain for one hundred years. The British and the French armies were so short of men that they recruited...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank c n
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This isn't unusual because of its serene beauty, but because of the backstory. It's the resting place of 800+ Chinese indentured (slave) labourers that were killed after an agreement between the British and French governments and Chinese warlords in 1916. While not fighting, over 100,000...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

I discovered many Chinese worked during the 1914-18 war as hospital staff and servants to the British. This cemetery has a different feeling and it is wonderful that the workers are respectfully remembered too.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Not that different than other war graves, except you don't expect a Chinese cometary for those who died in or just after WW1. From the grave dates, many died from flu.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is the only Chinese cimetry of the first World War to be found in France. There is a board with some explanation as why it is there. This was really interesting. The Chinese people came to help during the war but were no soldiers....More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank LilyLighthouse
Reviewed 12 August 2014

A few hundred of the many thousand workers that were hired in China and deployed in this area to complement the French workforce during and soon after World War I died, many for Spanish Flu, and are buried here. This UK-managed cemetery has some special...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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