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Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke

Categories: Cemeteries, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Pay tribute to those who fell in Ypres in World War I at Tyne Cot Cemetery. There is also the "Memorial to the Missing," commemorating the soldiers who were never found. The cemetery is the resting place of the remains of the Commonwealth soldiers and a show of tribute by King Albert I of Belgium to the British forces that sacrificed their lives for Belgium. Notable graves include multiple soldiers posthumously awarded the Victoria's Cross for exceptional bravery. This honor is denoted with a Victoria Cross symbol on the soldier's gravestone. Using our online itinerary creator, Zonnebeke attractions like Tyne Cot Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The final resting place of thousands of soldiers killed in Flanders during WWI. Tyne Cot is both a cemetery and a memorial to the missing. There is a good audio-visual presentation but the greatest ex...  read more »
  • The largest WW1 allied cemetery, entered through a small museum where the names of the fallen are called out on a never ending loop. The horror of war is clear to see as the site is on one of the Germ...  read more »
  • If you are planning any ww1 battlefield tours Tyne Cot Cemetery is a must see, be prepared to shed a tear or two after you realise the cost in lives it took to keep this small part of Belgium in the h...  read more »
  • I paid a visit December 2015.With two friends from the British Legion.I wasn't prepared for the emotions that hit me .We laid crosses on four of the brave fallen..Each grave we put our cross on , a few words were said ."we will remember them"to finish off.And each of the graves I don't mind admitting I cried. The futility of war ,complete loss of young men and their and future generations really hits home. My perception of life has changed after going there. Man the so called intelligent and civilised being has never learnt a lesson . What an experience we went through was amazing.I wish to go again and visit and pay humble respects ,not only here but at other cemeteries in the region.....Bless them all.
  • A visit to tyne cott is Very humbling..well worth a visit
  • This is not a place to love but a place to feel humble and to reflect. My wife and myself visited the Ypres area in October 2015 and we're both moved and honoured to be able to pay our respects at the loss of so many men. A place all should visit as it show the stupidity and futility of war and man's obsession to do each other harm.
  • Over 10,000 tombstones seems a lot until you notice the wall of names of the soldiers never found. Some stones, disturbingly, stating that some were found in pieces. Everyone should visit to get an idea of some of the sacrifice made.
  • A worthy and breathtaking memorial to all the lives lost
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