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Huge amphitheatre cemetery

There's no standard layout for the many Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries, but this one... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Nicholas H
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London, United Kingdom
Five go mad near Arras

This is so serene and beautiful, a fitting place and memorial to those who gave the ultimate... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
RobPilling
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

There's no standard layout for the many Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries, but this one is unusual in being laid out in the semi circular shape of a Roman or Greek amphitheatre. It contains the graves of 7,650 WW1 casualties, of whom almost 60% are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This is so serene and beautiful, a fitting place and memorial to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us. We drove past on our way to lunch and do glad we came back. My picture does not do it justice, if nearby don’t drive...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RobPilling
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

So many young people killed in the First World War. This is such a well kept and managed place that one can sit and spent time to hope that this kind of slaughter never happens again. I should be a reminder to everyone in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SmilerP
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Such an incredibly beautiful place, so well maintained for all our young men who put themselves in harm's way for us and never came home to enjoy the peace they created with their sacrifice. I don't walk cemeteries but this one, arranged in a semi-circle...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lorne R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited the Cimetiere du Cararet Rouge, named after a former tavern that was nearby. It is a very peaceful, well cared for place that was the former resting place of Canada's Unknown Soldier, now buried at the national war memorial in Ottawa. The number...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was one of several that I visited, and I must admit I was a little puzzled by the name, until I got there and saw the photo of the old Bar that used to be there long ago. I was with several friends, two...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JosieYorkshire
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This Commonwealth cemetery was started in 1916, when the battalion headquarters were on the opposite side of the road. The workmen pruning the trees in the fog formed a strange contrast with the silence of the circles of graves. Canada's unknown soldier in Ottawa was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautifully kept grounds. A tribute to Commonwealth soldiers killed during WWI. The loss of life was never so starkly demonstrated as by the many many cemeteries and memorials scattered throughout the French countryside. Each cemetery has a registry and book of remembrance so visitors may...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Wrongway C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A cemetery with over 6,000 headstones for those young men who died during the Great war. Immaculately kept by the CWGC.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jim_bayfield
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We passed by this cemetery and just pulled over as it looked so special and I am glad we did. It is very well kept and such a peaceful spot. Well worth a stop

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank John W
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