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So emotional to see the memorial to the dead soldiers from the First World War . Word to the Wise you can park almost outside if you are disabled ,as the disabled parking is about 1000 feet from the main entrance. Whole area is beautifully...More
Besides the necropolis and cemetery which are peaceful and emotive there is a circular wall of remembrance containing around 600,000 names of soldiers from numerous countries who died in the surrounding battlefields. To my total surprise I found the name of an uncle who died...More
What a moving experience to visit the largest cemetery of French fatalities during WW1. To see the rows of crosses is both sad and moving. A short steep climb up the steps of the tower to see artefacts from the war is well worth the...More
A very moving visit to this site, the world's largest French military cemetery, which contains the remains of over 40,000 soldiers both in the ossuary and in rows of graves marked by simple crosses. Here are also gathered the ashes of many concentration camp victims....More
Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette is an important site commemorating the French casualties of WW1, There is an enormous cemetery and a basilica which was not open during our visit as it is undergoing refurbishment.
Alongside the Necropole and cemetery is a a...More
Set on a hill of the same name just across the autoroute from Vimy Ridge, this memorial is a very moving place to visit. The resting place of over 40,000 French soldiers, they are buried in both graves and ossuaries. The small basilica stands out...More