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Sombre reminder of why so many bodies were never found

We spent a few quiet moments at this site which really brings home the size and impact of the bombs... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Jill E
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Manicured memorial

This war grave is combined with a shell crater to make a memorial with a difference, Personally I... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Jenny B
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route de Neuville | Thelus, 62580, Arras, France
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We spent a few quiet moments at this site which really brings home the size and impact of the bombs that fell in ww1. Set in calm, quiet countryside, off the beaten track. The sat nav found the road easily enough and the crater is...More

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 24 October 2017

As always, beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. A sad but poignant reminder of the young me who lost their lives in WW1

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This war grave is combined with a shell crater to make a memorial with a difference, Personally I prefer the more rugged appearance of shell craters and this one looks a little artificial since the base has been levelled out, but as a memorial it...More

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A somewhat less dramatic setting for the fallen of WW1 this is really just a hole, literally a crater, with a wall surrounding it and a small monument. It is only marked with a very small sign right at the entrance so we missed it...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

A bit of a challenge to find and access but I am glad we did. Like all Commonwealth memorials this is immaculately maintained despite being a challenge to access. Very moving and different way to memorialize fallen soldiers.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It took us awhile to find this spot. A bit of a disappointment. Just a hole in the ground. I would suggest that if you want a leisurely drive in the beautiful countryside and don't expect too much, check it out

Thank MarkAlles
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A significant war event has been fittingly recognised in this immaculately maintained memorial. Worth a detour.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

we made a road trip from Paris to Vimy, and along the way stopped at multiple craters and war sites. Arras, of all the towns offered us the most and this crater is amazing. the preservation of the site is impeccable.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was such an unusual cemetery because I had never seen something like this. It was beautifully built and well looked after. Bless them all and the earth.

Thank MB1506
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had an interesting time finding this Canadian cemetery. There is no sign at the turn-off. Note: If you are traveling from Neuville-Saint-Vaast to Thelus, along the D49, take the turn-off to a construction site on your right, before you go over the bridge crossing...More

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You can certainly grab a taxi from the main rail station or from your hotel. However, I would recommend renting a car as it is easier and you won't have the time constraints to worry about. As for a hotel, I would recommend... More
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