Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke

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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 world travel planner, Zonnebeke attractions like Tyne Cot Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were travelling with a BBC war journalist who used to care for a First World War veteran who fought at this site and had shared the details of the horror. It was hugely emotional to hear his story ...  more »
  • We visited here the day after Armistice Day, a poignant time of year. The poppy wreaths laid with accompanying personal notes brought home how even today, those lives will never be forgotten. A beauti...  more »
  • I had read a book on the Canadians at Passchendaele prior to our visit. The cemetery is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery with over 12,000 headstones. Most of the dead were killed during the Third...  more »
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  • Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing is a very respectful and Tranquil place. If you're in Belgium I definitely recommend that you come here no matter how far away it is out of your way. It is a Very moving place with many graves that are honoured even if their names are not known. It is Definitely somewhere worth visiting and paying respects to. It offers much information as well. The site is very well maintained.
  • Strong place. You should come and see and do your best to avoid it happening again.
  • Largest commonwealth cemetry. Been here a few times and it's always an eye opener. Worth reading up before you go to have a better understanding of the area. Obviously it's very well kept and deservedly so.
  • Impressive. A must visit if you are in this area. Freedom isn't free. Lest not forget.
  • I had no Idea until I visited that the graves are all around the 3 concrete German pill boxes they were all fighting over. 2 of the pill boxes are right there in plain site. This battle was far more horrible apparently than most battles and it is hard to express the feelings you have when you are there.
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