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German Cemetery La Cambe

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Address: 14230 La Cambe, France
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Close to the American cemetery, the German cemetery is completely different in character. No white crosses, only black stones. It's a moment of peace and time to reflect.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Göteborg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Close to the American cemetery, the German cemetery is completely different in character. No white crosses, only black stones. It's a moment of peace and time to reflect.

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here. Very interesting place. Very well done and quite German. Structured and precise. Beautiful oak trees surrounding the way in.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

After visiting British and American final resting places, I found La Cambe to be a total contrast. Very Wagnerian! Sombre and yet dignified. The flat stone memorials, grave-markers needed to be seen from viewing directly above. The entrance is narrow and totally in keeping with the Wagnarian setting. A fitting reminder of the waste of human lives that is war.... More 

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

There were two sides fighting on the beaches and all throughout the region in 1944. It was very interesting to see how the German soldiers have been honored for dying for their country. I had never stopped before and was glad that I did. Try to visit both American and German on your visit to compare and contrast for yourself.

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Flushing, new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Each of the grave markers lays flat on the ground and each grave has two soldiers buried in each grave. So many of the graves just indicated in German, "One German soldier." So many were so young. The roadway to the actually cemetery is lined with hundreds if not thousands of trees all perfectly trimmed. There is a reception center... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I agree with another reviewer- this is a dark and somber cemetery, unlike most others in Normandy. Also unlike most cemeteries, there are two men buried per stone marker rather than one. The unusually narrow entrance symbolizes that all souls there will be judged individually by God.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited this German War Cemetery on October 21st. In front of the cemetery you will find the parking lot, an information building and restrooms. Be aware there is always a lot of people coming and going. If you want to take a photo without some one in the picture then you have to be patient. In the autumn you... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This cemetery is very different to the other nationalities cemeteries. It is very somber and dark. I felt this cemetery displays the futility of war and was saddened to see how many of the graves were of unknown soldiers or young soldiers aged 18/19. I was touched and proud to see that the Royal British legion had placed 2 poppy... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We visited this cemetery as a part of a WW II tour group. The fact that it was an overcast and slightly dark morning made the atmosphere of this cemetery seem far different than the cemeteries of the American and British Commonwealth that we visited, which presented appropriately the atmosphere of the victors or liberators who had sacrificed their lives... More 

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Europe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

So worth the stop especially if you come from a non German country. It seems a bit darker or perhaps it is just that the layout here is so different from the allied cemeteries. Very good to another perspective on the high cost of war.

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