Cimitero di Guerra Sudafricano di Castiglione dei Pepoli

Cimitero di Guerra Sudafricano di Castiglione dei Pepoli

Cimitero di Guerra Sudafricano di Castiglione dei Pepoli

Cimitero di Guerra Sudafricano di Castiglione dei Pepoli
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Elsbeth13
Stellenbosch, South Africa108 contributions
Beautiful setting for a graveyard
Aug 2018
There were 401 graves of South African from the 2nd world war. The youngest was only 15 years old. There is a register of all the names. The words were in Afrikaans and English. It is on a hill and overlooks the small town of Castiglione. The Commonwealth is maintaining this place. It is worth a visit.
Written 3 March 2019
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FLexplorer
Florida19 contributions
Highlighting a forgotten story of WWII
Nov 2016
This beautiful monument bears tribute to thousands of South Africans who served and died in Italy during WWII.
Written 4 December 2016
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Tesmith
Cape Town Central, South Africa167 contributions
Beautifully maintained cemetery to help us remember
Jul 2016 • Family
When travelling in this area with South African school groups, we always bring them to this cemetery, after hiking with them into the hills of Monte Sole. It is in the hills of Monte Sole where the saddest of events took place towards the end of WWII - the massacre of civilians.
Here in this cemetery more than 500 South African soldiers are buried. Young men who sacrificed their lives so that we may enjoy a better life free from totalitarianism.
I am always very touched by a visit to this site, because it is here where an uncle of mine - a youngster of 17 years old - were buried a few weeks before peace was declared.
I have no idea what type of person he was, how he managed to get into this war at the tender age of 15 or what his personal contribution was to this futile exercise called WAR. All I know is that he was the same tender age as many of these precious teenagers I bring here to be reminded of South Africa's history and place in the World.
When I look into the faces of our boys, I am so thankful ... and at the same time so sad for so many lives lost like the life of my Uncle Will, the uncle I never met.
Written 15 August 2016
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