Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Ortona

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  • very sober and very beautiful place, it is also a notebook with all the names, ages and nationalities. It's very moving. If you want to visit it must follow the single panel because really in the middle of nowhere and badly indicated. Nice tribute!
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  • Just outside of Ortona, in località San Donato, recently reported to tell the truth to the importance of the place, is this precious testimony of the battle for Ortona. More than 1600 soldiers, mostly Canadians, are buried in this spot valiantly recaptured the Germans during World War II. Worth a visit in deep silence.
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  • If you are Ortona, you must vist the Moro Rivier Canadian War Cemetery. Like every Commonwealth cemetery, it is beautifully maintained and a fitting tribute to the 1615 soldiers (mostly Canadian) that...  more »
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  • My father's uncle is buried here. He was a member of the 4th Princess Louise Dragon Guards. Died at 17 years old. God bless.R.I.P Uncle Romeo Vezina.
  • Beautiful cemetery that is very well kept. A must see for World War 2 history buffs.
  • I was very lucky to be able to visit for 3 consecutive Remembrance Days, and there is no calmer, more serene resting place for the proud souls who rest here. Beautifully maintained, with the purest headstones. Amazing to behold.
  • Some years ago I was in Abruzzo near Ortona, and while traveling by car near San Donato, past a graveyard on a hill, was the Canadian military cemetery ... intrigued I paused and crossing the arch that serves as the main entrance, I found myself in front of something I never immagginato I could give and convey many emotions ... Thousands of kids twenty years ripped to life were there, in front of me. all disappeared in a battle in the days of Christmas of 1943 ... was so much emotion that I had to go out and get a little emotional ... on the way back home I thought that gravestone that says that name: Dean Lee, and I dedicated this to him my tale. 1943: the second world war in Ortona in Abruzzo tomorrow is Christmas, but here is how an ordinary day, a day like any other, where the bullets mark the seconds, and the blood minutes, black clouds rain crossing the sea come toward us , raccimoliamo something to eat here and there, just to remain standing, but I'm not hungry, I want to be with you, and I write, it's cold as the soul love, and I miss you, I miss you so much, there is because we perceive the slightest suspicious sound We entered in Ortona, we defend every meter, every house, are here, under the last Arch of a church huddled behind a low wall is a Hellfire upsets right now that I'm writing all around us, I remain astonished in front of so much terror, such ruin. The thunder of the guns tells us that it is shortly to dogfight, exudes just the bloody battle that is taking place House-to-House and in the uncertain light of evening between the shots, you hear an organ playing, as if we wanted to remember to pray and don't get us killed. It's time to advance, the Germans are out there, we can only decide whether to fight or die, come what God willing, maybe I will die but I know that my sacrifice will not have been in vain. I will cherish in his heart close to your chest these words, I hope to potertele bring and tell you: I will never leave you more love. I love you. Ortona 24-12-1943 Dean Lee 10-10-1921 ... ... ... ... 24-12-1943----------------------------------------------------------------------With immense respect and Love, my humble thoughts. I saw you, you're not dead ... you're just somewhere else.
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  • Very touching, well kept and cared for in every detail.
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