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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:20 pm 
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The resting place of over 11,000 German soldiers concentrated here from all over Normandy , located to the SE of St.Lo.
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From a look at the visitors register it would seem that it not often visited and is largely overlooked by many visitors.
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The entrance is dominated by a mosiac of the virgin holding her dead son facing this is the entrance to the cemetery of to the right , an office and to the left the visitors room with cemetery register and visitors book , a room for reflection and a quiet moment or two.
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A view from the Virgin towards the cemetery.
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Amongest those buried here Obersturmbannfuhrer Christian Tychsen , commander of 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" and General Marcks who died of wounds following an air attack.
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In its lay out and style similar to la cambe , the same style of grave marker and the division of rows by the rough stone crosses.
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If you are travelling in the St.Lo area it is worth making the diversion , you will probably find yourself to be the only person(s) there.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:32 pm 
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nice pics james thanks for the info, do you have more pictures

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Alan , a few more of the same cemetery.
Many of those buried here pre date the Normandy battles , having moved here from scattered burial places after the setting up of the cemetery , they represent all branches of the armed services.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:25 pm 
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Cheers mate

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