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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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German Cemetery La Cambe Reviews
evelyne VAugust 17, 2017
Ce qui nous à surpris c'est le calme des lieux, c'est paisible et verdoyant, alors qu'il est situé à côté de la route. Contrairement au cimetière américain ou c'est le jour ou le soldat est tombé qui ... more »What we at surprised it's the quiet, it's peaceful and green, while it is located beside the road. Unlike the American cemetery or day or the soldier fell which is shown on the cross, here in this cemetery is the age that had the soldier at the time of his death. Young!. To keep the duty of memory to the younger generation's site is to do
mudisoAugust 16, 2017
No sé si fue porque el día era gris y lluvioso o por el color y la sobriedad de las lápidas pero este cementerio es especialmente impactante y más al darte cuenta de lo jovencísimos que eran muchos de... more »I don't know if it was because the day was gray and rainy or color and the sobriety of the tombstones but this cemetery is especially impressive and more to give account of the very young that many of those who rest there were. I couldn't help but think of a whole generation of young people (almost children) lost in their families... or imagine the fear and pain of the last moments spent in the midst of the atrocity of the war. In terms of facilities say that there is no problem to park and there is a small centre of interpretation with very interesting information panels. Especially one in which letters from relatives who sought loved to know where rested, letters from soldiers sent to families during the war are exposed... It is very emotional. I think that it is a necessary to have a fuller picture of what happened.
lesbourlingueurs77August 13, 2017
Après avoir fait un des nombreux cimetières, il était important de montrer à nos jeunes ados que les Allemands, souvent aussi très jeunes, ont été pris / soumis dans cette guerre jusqu'au sacrifice ul... more »After one of the many cemeteries, it was important to show our young teens often also very young, Germans were taken / submitted in this war until the ultimate sacrifice. A lot of sobriety and dignity.
Frank FonteijnJune 21, 2017
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.
Max BresserAugust 1, 2017
Very impressive. Beautiful and peaceful cemetery very well maintained. A must see if you come for the war related history of Normandy.
Conor O DriscollJuly 25, 2017
Visited here in 2015, amazing cemetery,as are all the war graves in Normandy,but there is something special about La Cambe,can't really explain,visit and you'll know, extraordinary place.
Cosmo FunJuly 3, 2017
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.
Björn LapakkoMay 30, 2017
"The soldiers' graves are the greatest preachers of peace." — Albert Schweitzer
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