Orglandes War Cemetery

Orglandes, France

Orglandes War Cemetery is a German World War II cemetery in Normandy, France. The 10,152 burials come from summer 1944, immediately following D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The entrance is marked by a small house surmounted by a bell-tower. The cemetery consists of 28 rows of graves, each grave marked by a stone cross. Each cross details the name, date of birth and date of death of each of the six or more dead soldiers buried to each cross.

The cemetery is administered by the German War Graves Commission, the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge. The landscaping was completed in 1958 and the cemetery was inaugurated on September 20, 1961.

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D24 28-48, Orglandes, France
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Founded: 1944
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in France

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Franck Grillot (3 years ago)
Lieu à découvrir absolument ...extraordinaire... Cimetière aussi émouvant que le cimetière Américain d'Omaha beach.
Hosenträger (3 years ago)
Die Größe ist sehr beeindruckend! Respekt!
Vincent Labeyrie (4 years ago)
Lieu de mémoire où le respect et l'humilité sont de mise.
Laurent Ducret (4 years ago)
Très singulier. Impressionnant. Dommage qu'un chemin ne mène pas jusqu'au bout afin de pouvoir visiter sans marcher sur le gazon.
Général Breizh (5 years ago)
Très poignant de voir l'âge des militaires... Peu importe leur nationalité…
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