Commonwealth War Cemetery, Berlin

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  • I first came here over 15 years ago as my grandfathers brother is buried here. I returned again so the brothers could be together one last time. It is most peaceful place which has been maintained bea...  more »
  • On the way to the city centre, we stop at least once per year at this wonderfully maintained and cherished cemetery. The sprawling facility radiates so much peace and tranquility that we leave always happy to once again for a moment long pause and unwind. This morning in late April, it was no different than usual. The sunshine seemed, everything was top-maintained and avid gardener were to keep the plant next to the usual standard. Conclusion: Peaceful, calm, idyllic. A wonderful place of remembrance.
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  • My wife and I went to visit the grave of her father Pilot Officer Jack Richards. He was in a crew of 8 flying a fateful mission over Berlin on 15th February 1944. That date was my wife's 1st Birthday....  more »
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  • British War Cemetery by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 3,600 burials of the second world war. The Bomber Command flew over 380,000 sorties and lost 55,500 men, 44% of the air soldiers, average age 21. Graves also from Australian, Canadian and Polish soldiers.
  • Well worth a visit!! Like this place!!
  • Last August(2008) my mother (Mrs G.McCarter) and I visited this beautiful cemetery just off the busy Heerstr.Her sister,Mrs W. Humphreys and her children had visited the year before.After the Second World War my mother's father ,Mr Wilfred Friend as a member of the Imperial War Graves Commission ,with other colleagues laid out this cemetery.My grandfather,wife Lisbet and daughters Winefred and Gladys had to flee Cologne in September 1939.After the war my grandfather returned to the country he loved and worked with Imperial War Graves Commission until 1965-the year in which he received a BEM from the Queen. Obviously our visit was a pilgrimage of a kind to see how the cemetery had changed and a chance to pay our respects to the airmen who had given their lives flying over Berlin and Northern Germany.Like all the Commonwealth Cemeteries it is immaculately cared for and during our visit we spoke to a German gardener who was trimming the edges of the lawns.Strange how this place of peace is tucked away in the Berlin suburbs. I have a number of photographs if anyone would like to view.

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