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German War Cemetery, Orglandes

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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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  • The military cemetery of Orglandes is a poignant place. Received and maintained by donations and volunteers. Here are so many young men who probably didn't even know what they died! Not all Germans were Nazis! At the present time, it would do well many "politically perplexed" to look at this place and may to reflect that these people were sent to pointless and greed in the death. This place is not only a final resting place, but also as a Memorial, but without pomp, fanfare or pathos!
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  • Orglandes German military cemetery is located not far from Valognes, 10152 soldiers for the most part very young (and who have not had probably the choice) there are by 2, 3 or more under a cross in gray stone engraved on both sides.
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  • So many emotions in this German cemetery. Very austere place that still seems to wear the gravity of history... And what a contrast with the American cemetery.
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