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Cannock Chase German War Cemetery

Cannock WS12 4PT, England
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Very peaceful and thought provoking

We hated them, went to war against them, killed them, but now look after the dead with the utmost... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Gooner66iw
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
Unexpected reminder of the horrors of war deep in the English countryside

Park your car at the first Commonwealth cemetery. That alone is fascinating, with its rows of white... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Chris W
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We hated them, went to war against them, killed them, but now look after the dead with the utmost respect. A very humbling and thought provoking place in beautiful peaceful surroundings on Cannock Chase. The whole cemetery is immaculate and the graves are very well...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Park your car at the first Commonwealth cemetery. That alone is fascinating, with its rows of white stones. You could be in Flanders. But walk down the country path leading away from it and you'll stumble onto something totally unexpected. A German war cemetery. The...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Set amongst the pine trees and expanse of Cannock chase an opportunity to visit a place that makes you think of difficult times in the past. Beautifully kept as a reminder of what the consequences are of WAR.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

When you arrive at the War Grave Cemetery your first impression is of its beautiful and peaceful setting which is far from the scenes experienced by those poor men who lie here. Some are from as far away as Australia and New Zealand and it...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Lovely peaceful place to visit with beautiful surroundings always kept nice and tidy. Have visited many times safe parking ideal to have a picnic and have a walk around the chase and wel worth a visit anytime of the year nice to remember those who...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The cemetery is well looked after and cared for but is mainly as a memory to German soldiers who died fighting for there country

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

So well worth a visit! We couldn't stay too long but really enjoyed the train ride looking at all the memorials. It is a beautiful and thought provoking place. The cafe is excellent, though busy, and we ate outside as it was summer. The shop...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Have visited this cemetery many times especially near remembrance day .So sad to see so many lost lives due to wars. Setting could not be more peaceful and beautiful. The grounds are kept spotless and it is worth a visit at anytime of the year.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a cemetery but in a tranquil location and layout that is a beautiful, peaceful tribute to the fallen.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Easy parking and well worth spending an hour taking in the beauty and tranquility of this lovely monument to the sadness of some of the consequences of war.

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