Marigny German War Cemetery (Kriegsgräberstätte) contains 11,172 graves. Most of the casualties were buried here after the World War II, when they were brought together from lonely fieldgraves and small cemeteries. Many of the soldiers buried in Marigny belonged to the Panzer-Lehr Division that was almost entirely destroyed by Allied bombardment during the Battle of St-Lô on July 25, 1944 when the Allied forces launched a massive air raid by over 2,000 allied bombers between St-Lô and Périers (farther west) to break the German lines.

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Founded: 1944
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in France

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