La Cambe German War Cemetery in Normandy, France

La Cambe is a military war grave cemetery, located close to Bayeux, France. Presently containing in excess of 21.000 German military personnel of World War II, it is maintained and managed by the German War Graves Commission. La Cambe was originally the site of a battlefield cemetery, established by the United States Army Graves Registration Service during the war, where American and German soldiers, sailors and airmen were buried in two adjacent fields.

Photos and Videos of La Cambe German War Cemetery in Normandy, France

Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof La Cambe - Cimetiere Militaire Allemand 1939 - 1945

Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof La Cambe – Cimetiere Militaire Allemand 1939 – 1945

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Fotos und Videos von der Deutsche Kriegsgräberstätte La Cambe in Normandie, Frankreich

Gravestones at La Cambe German Military Cemetery (Normandy, France)

Gravestones at La Cambe German Military Cemetery in Normandy, France

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Fotos y Videos del Cementerio de Guerra Alemán La Cambe en Normandía, Francia

Eingang zum Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof La Cambe in Normandie, Frankreich

Entrance to the German Soldiers’ Cemetery La Cambe in Normandy, France

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Photos et Vidéos du Cimetière de Guerre Allemand de La Cambe en Normandie, France

Tumulus or Hügelgräber containing the bodies of 296 unknown soldiers. It is the centrepiece of the German Military Cemetery at La Cambe in Normandy, France

Tumulus or Hügelgräber containing the bodies of 296 unknown soldiers. It is the centrepiece of the German Military Cemetery at La Cambe in Normandy, France

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Foto’s en Video’s van de Duitse Oorlogsbegraafplaats La Cambe in Normandië, Frankrijk

Karte des deutschen Soldatenfriedhof La Cambe in der Normandie, Frankreich

The Map of the German Cemetery La Cambe in Normandy, France

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Foto e Video del Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco La Cambe in Normandia, Francia

After the war had ended on the continent and paralleling the work undertaken to repair all the devastation that the war had caused, work began on exhuming the American remains and transferring them in accordance with the wishes of their families. Beginning in 1945, the Americans transferred two-thirds of their fallen from this site back to the United States while the remainder were reinterred at the new permanent American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer, which overlooks the Omaha Beach landing site.

Section of the cemetery viewed from the Tumulus. The graves of SS officer Michael Wittmann and his Tiger 007 crew lie just beyond the trees on the left (Normandy, France)

A Section of the Cemetery viewed from the Tumulus. The Graves of SS Officer Michael Wittmann and his Tiger 007 Crew lie just beyond the Trees on the Left (Normandy, France)

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Zdjęcia i Filmy z Niemieckiego Cmentarza Wojennego La Cambe w Normandii we Francji

Information Centre Friedenspark (Jardin de la Paix) - German Military Cemetery La Cambe in Normandy, France

Information Centre Friedenspark (Jardin de la Paix) – German Military Cemetery La Cambe in Normandy, France

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Because of the pace of the war, the German war dead in Normandy were scattered over a wide area, many of them buried in isolated field graves – or small battlefield cemeteries. In the years following the war, the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge) sought to establish six main German cemeteries in the Normandy area.

Fotók és Videók a Német Háborús Temető La Cambe Normandiában, Franciaországba

Ein Deutscher Soldat (Deutsche Kriegsgräberstätte La Cambe in der Normandie, Frankreich)

Ein Deutscher Soldat (A German Soldier) – La Cambe German War Cemetery in Normandy, France

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Fotos e Vídeos do Cemitério de Guerra Alemão La Cambe na Normandia, França

Zitat von Albert Schweitzer auf einem Gedenkstein am deutschen Soldatenfriedhof in La Cambe (Normandie, Frankreich); Kriegsgräber sind die großen Prediger des Friedens

Quote from Albert Schweitzer on a Memorial Stone at the German War Cemetery La Cambe (Normandy, France); War Graves are the Great Preachers of Peace

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Bilder og Videoer av La Cambe Tyske Krigs Kirkegård i Normandie, Frankrike

Cimetière Militaire Allemand de La Cambe (Normandie, France)

La Cambe German War Cemetery in Normandy, France

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