Mont-de-Huisnes War Cemetery

Huisnes-sur-Mer, France

The German war cemetery (Kriegsgräberstätte) of Mont-de-Huisnes is different from ther cemeteries because the casualties are brought together in chambers, 180 casualties in each chamber. The chambers form a circle which is about 47 metres wide.The cemetery contains 11,956 war graves.

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

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eric huffman (9 months ago)
Quiet understated memorial fir those who died for a terrible cause in a terrible war
Simon Abercrombie (15 months ago)
The German Military Cemetery at Huisnes-sur-Mer is in fact the only German military mausoleum of its kind in France. Built on top of a small hill, it is circular in shape and has two levels of 34 crypts, each holding the remains of 180 soldiers. The remains of the soldiers interred here were collected from burials in several departments in the west of France and also the Channel Islands. Most of the original burials date from July and August 1944, but there are suprisingly quite a few who died as late as 1947. Situated in the heart of the Normandy countryside, this is a beautiful spot and well worth a visit. It is very different to any other war cemetery in France. A viewing playform on top of the mausoleum offers sweeping views of the countryside and Mont-Saint-Michel, which is only a few kilometres to the west.
Zignzag (2 years ago)
A very somber place where homage can be paid to all Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen who perished during World War 2. They may not have been on our side but paid the ultimate price for their country.
Zignzag (2 years ago)
A very somber place where homage can be paid to all Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen who perished during World War 2. They may not have been on our side but paid the ultimate price for their country.
Torbjörn (3 years ago)
A dignified resting place in view of the Mont Saint Michel.
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