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German War Cemetery, Orglandes

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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In Normandy, you may want to visit and appreciate the historical significance of a German War Cemetery. There are several in the area to see, making the activity quite easy to plan. One of the more famous military graves is La Cambe, located close to Bayeux, which presently contains more than 21,000 German military personnel of World War II. Adjacent to this cemetery is a peace garden with 1,200 maple trees.

Another popular site to visit is Orglandes War Cemetery, located on the northern edge of the village of Orglandes. These burials come from summer 1944, immediately following D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Other graves in Normandy include Andilly, St-Desir-de-Lisieux, Marigny, Champigny-Saint-André, and Huisnes-sur-Mer. Using our online itinerary creator, Orglandes attractions like German War Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very well maintained place that commands respect immediately past the sas. How sad all these dead, whose children are barely 17. See for soaking up the tranquility of the place and don't forget.
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  • If you are in Normandy and are going to visit the WW2 sites and / or are going to the US cemetery - stop here first. This is an austere reminder of the war, without the over-the-top patriotism of the ...  read more »
  • 15 kms from Saint-Lô (50000), above the village of Marigny (50570) the German cemetery. In late July 1944, allies of the France launched operation cobra (of which there is a Museum at Marigny) by bombarding the region, creating many deaths among the Germans. Initially buried in several small cemeteries, they were grouped in a single North of Marigny. Since 1961, it has 11 169 soldiers who fell under the bombs. Maintenance of German graves took charge of the development of the site and subsequently dispatched a gardener German responsible for maintenance in the year and the small museum at the entrance. The place is very well maintained and nothing like the American cemetery. If we look at history, this place deserves that we visit and this is collected, thinking that a lot of young people who are buried there, had no desire to make war.
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