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German Cemetery La Cambe, La Cambe

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Cemetery Historic Site
German Cemetery La Cambe is a military war grave and battlefield cemetery for more than 21,000 German military personnel from World War II. Most of the buried were casualties of the Allied landings and ensuing combat of 1944. You can view a permanent exhibition about the German War Graves Commission and access the database to locate the graves of German military officials. An adjoining peace garden is planted with 1,200 maple trees. Arrange your visit to German Cemetery La Cambe and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Cambe using our La Cambe vacation trip planner.
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  • Saksalaissotilaiden cemetery, La Cambessa is quiet. It's not as cinematic as beautiful as amerikkalaissotilaiden cemetery, but mostly modest and hiljentävä. The cemetery is very well taken care of. Any number of amerikkalaissotilaiden without wishing in revenge of the fallen (9387), are driven by a La Camben figures really silent: here is buried in 21222. In addition, German is buried in Normandy to another down to the cemetery. Man's lunacy is really likely to be boundaries...
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  • You get completely water in your eyes when you read about all the fates can be read about in the info center, where there is free access. You can donate any amount, which goes to the maintenance of the Warrior tombs.
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  • They are totally different and it seems to me to be very descriptive. The soul you drop at the feet to see the ages of the soldiers, many of them were children (not arrived at age 20). It is a very sober but care cemetery. I was surprised to see a wreath of poppies in an English school. I thought it was poetic. The visit is free. You have toilets (which is not bad) and an exhibition centre. The parking is not very big but you won't have problems parking. It is accessible for people with reduced mobility. Although does not appear here there are more than aware soldiers who twice in the American cemetery but they are aware in pairs.
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  • A very very sad place. Unbelievable how many lives had to be waisted for the cause. So many young German soldiers and unbelievable many non named graves here. It is a big contrast compared to the allied cemeteries. A very dark and sober place that takes your breath away. Even on the most beautiful days. There is sufficient parking available and it has a somewhat cheap feeling visitor center that shows all the German cemeteries in France. The also mention other conflicts in the world. Nothing is being glorified, just a place to remember the once that have fallen.
  • First i would like to thank the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. for taking care of this place. Perhaps consider donating for them. It´s sad when you see the age of most of the soldiers. How much wasted years of lifetime. Also i would like to recommend foreign visitors to pass by as well. This site is a very big contrast to lots of the other cemeteries in the area. Very simple, dark and sad.
  • "The soldiers' graves are the greatest preachers of peace." — Albert Schweitzer
  • Big difference between this German site and ones from WW1 we have visited. Possibly because this site was originally American.
  • Indeed, the visit to the cemetery reminds one of the fact that most of the people who died had little or no choice. They were human beings, fathers, sons, with lives ahead of them. Truly, the somberness of the place makes one think deep and hard.

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