Memorials and Cemeteries

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

 

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Framed by ancient woodland, the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial covers 30 acres and was donated by the University of Cambridge. The memorial contains the remains of 3,812 US personnel with a further 5,127 recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The majority of the service personnel memorialised in the cemetery died in the Battle of the Atlantic, in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe and the build up to Operation OVERLORD.

Near the main entrance, a flagpole stands at the start of the great mall with its reflecting pools. From the mall, the visitor can appreciate the sweeping curve of the burial area. Along the south side of the site are the Tablets of the Missing with the Memorial Building at the eastern end.

In the ‘Visitor Center’, exhibits incorporate personal stories, photographs, films, and interactive displays. Here, the visitor can gain a better understanding of this critical campaign that contributed to the Allied victory in Europe during the Second World War.

Website: www.abmc.gov

 

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