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The Ring of Remembrance is located at the summit of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette plateau, opposite to the biggest of all French National War Cemetery. The International Memorial commemorates the names of the 579,606 soldiers, of all nationalities, who...more
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D58 E3 Chemin du Mont de Lorette | Front the National Necropolis of Notre Dame de Lorette, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

576,606 names. 40 nationalities. 1 ring to find them (as Tolkien might have said) - all the men who died in the Nord/Pas de Calais region during the First World War linked together by this stunning memorial ... On most of the stainless steel panels...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank j1954g
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Start with your own namesakes, step back to see the names tightly packed on the panel, then spin round to see all 500 other panels... It bring home the scale of the war like no other monument

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A wonderful addition to this area. So humbling to read the names and to find one’s own relatives and so many others of all nationalities

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Found the memorial ring quite by chance when looking on Trip Advisor. We came specifically to visit my Great Uncle's grave at St Pol. We found his name here too. The signs on the entrance in every language symbolizing peace is humbling as are the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank SuzyBou
Reviewed 3 June 2018

There are huge memorials to the dead in the Great War -- Thiepval and the Menin Gate, for example -- but somehow this seems different altogether. I think it's because there are so many names on one panel -- and there are so many panels....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Anneau de la Memoire is a must see place if you have visit the Nécropele Nationale de Notre-Dame and have seen the more than 1/2 miljoen dead soldiers graves.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Whilst some memorials seem to glorify war the avenue of peace as you enter the circle of memorial sets the tone for the sheer loss of life from both sides in WW1. A must see memorial for anyone looking at WW1 sites. You must visit...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

all those names make us think hard about war and those young men from different nationalites who sacrificed their lives

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a very simple circle across the road from the French cemetery and church. But once inside the circle you are humbled by its facts. Here are the names of approximately 500,000 who fell during this war. All the soldiers. German and all the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 15 September 2016

All people who have an interest in the Great War, this is a MUST visit site. As well as the Notre Dame Lorette to see, there is a ring of remembrance with 580,000 names of ALL soldiers who died in that part of France. It...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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