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German War Cemetery Saint-Laurent-Blangy

Chemin de Bailleul, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Arras, France
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A totally different feeling

This cemetery is well worth visiting as it is so different from the many war cemeteries of the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Jacqueline E
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Collingwood, Canada
What a difference to the Allied Cemeteries

Minimalist markers, no flowers, no landscaping. Just flat markers in the ground for graves that are... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Malcolm G
,
Mississauga, Canada
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Chemin de Bailleul, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Arras, France
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This cemetery is well worth visiting as it is so different from the many war cemeteries of the allied forces. Instead of cream coloured stones or crosses the crosses in this cemetery are all black. There is an overwhelming sense of horror when you look...More

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Minimalist markers, no flowers, no landscaping. Just flat markers in the ground for graves that are 3-deep. Sobering to see the difference to BEF sites.

Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 26 May 2017

not surprising not many visitors to this war grave site given the history. plain metal crosses and some mass graves. not worth the time or effort

Thank john-suffolk2
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Slightly cold cemetery that we visited because we felt we should as we were visiting all other nationalities cemeteries during our WW1 battlefield trip. Very clean and neat, with crosses as far as the eye could see. I am glad I visited it.

Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We must never forget that both sides lose innumerable young men. Here lie the remains of 44,833 young German lads from the Great War. It is especially touching to see the Jewish headstones among the crosses given the horrors that transpired a couple of decades...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Unfortunately not as much care appears to be given to German war cemeteries as to the Commonwealth cemeteries. Their use of black crosses make for a more sombre feel. It should be remembered that they also fought for what they believed, for their country even...More

Thank mitsilad
Reviewed 12 September 2016

While the Commonwealth has many small war cemetaries, France and Germany have fewer larger ones. This one is well hidden, but nevertheless the German side of the First World War in this region,

Thank Johannes H
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Well laid out cemetery that remembers the dead of one of the participants in Le Grande Guerre. Visited while staying nearby for Euro2016. It is sobering reading the name and details of a 19 year old who died 100 years to the day of your...More

Thank Anonymister_Surrey
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is quiet a different cemetery, however it was good to visit and respect all who died. The layout and feeling is different and I liked what I saw. I recommend this cemetery for contemplation and a quiet place to visit.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 12 April 2016

If we hadn't been shown this grave site by a local we'd never have known it was there. There is no large associated building. Just a couple of red brick blocks. The graves are shielded from the road by an earth bank. The crosses are...More

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