Cambridge American Cemetery
England

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Sited on land donated by Cambridge University, this is the only permanent WW2 American cemetery in Britain. There are 3,812 graves with the names of 5,127 who were never recovered inscribed on a wall. The cemetery is about 2 miles out of Cambridge city centre, there is free parking and it is on the route of the Cambridge tour buses, it is open every day except Christmas Day and New Years Day from 9am to 5pm or at dusk in the winter when earlier. A moving experience whether you have any connection to America or not. website

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Entrance to the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley.

A long pond leads from the flag pole to the chapel past very carefully tended plants and immaculately swept paths giving an atmosphere of calm and serenity.

The memorial wall.

The memorial wall.

A map of of US military installations in the UK on the outer wall of the chapel.

Detail of the map, the Normandy Invasion in June 1944.

The door to the chapel.

Inside the chapel.

Some of the graves of those who died in all European and Atlantic fields of combat.

The pond leading from the chapel to the flag pole.

A visitor centre opened in 2014 focuses on the stories and involvement of individuals in their particular campaigns.

The Battle of the Atlantic, the wider scene and individuals.

Air Offensive Europe, the wider scene and individuals.


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