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The Ring of Remembrance is located at the summit of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette plateau, opposite to the biggest of all French National War Cemetery. The International Memorial commemorates the names of the 579,606 soldiers, of all nationalities, who...more
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D58 E3 Chemin du Mont de Lorette | Front the National Necropolis of Notre Dame de Lorette, 62153 Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
Found the memorial ring quite by chance when looking on Trip Advisor. We came specifically to visit my Great Uncle's grave at St Pol. We found his name here too.
The signs on the entrance in every language symbolizing peace is humbling as are the...More
There are huge memorials to the dead in the Great War -- Thiepval and the Menin Gate, for example -- but somehow this seems different altogether. I think it's because there are so many names on one panel -- and there are so many panels....More
Whilst some memorials seem to glorify war the avenue of peace as you enter the circle of memorial sets the tone for the sheer loss of life from both sides in WW1.
A must see memorial for anyone looking at WW1 sites.
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This is a very simple circle across the road from the French cemetery and church. But once inside the circle you are humbled by its facts. Here are the names of approximately 500,000 who fell during this war. All the soldiers. German and all the...More
All people who have an interest in the Great War, this is a MUST visit site. As well as the Notre Dame Lorette to see, there is a ring of remembrance with 580,000 names of ALL
soldiers who died in that part of France. It...More
Imagine a vast weddng ring lying on slightly uneven ground so that at one point it passes over the encircled grass meadow on a bridge.There are only three openings in the circular wall, an entrance and two viewpoints.
Sort of corrugated bronze walls claim to...More