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Fricourt German War Cemetery

21 rue de Pozieres, 80300 Fricourt, France
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Surprising history and numbers of burials on site

I visited last week and spent maybe 30 mins on site, i was surprised but the sheer volume of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paul g
Sombre experience.

A rare German cemetery, which once contained the body of Baron Manfred von Richtofen (he eventually... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Gordon R S
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited last week and spent maybe 30 mins on site, i was surprised but the sheer volume of burials on site and the fact that we had the place to ourselves, well kept and though provoking visit, east parking

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

A rare German cemetery, which once contained the body of Baron Manfred von Richtofen (he eventually was returned to Germany for burial). The number of crosses signify 4 soldiers buried at each one, but the largest number are buried in what appear to be 3...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Having been to a German Cemetery before I wasn't shocked with what we found. In fairness the Germans don't celebrate their fallen as other nations. The men don't have their own graves and it's no different here, 4 to a plot or in a mass...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Please visit this and realize that young people died on both sides in this conflict and that should be taken into account. It’s interesting to see the difference between the grave stones and cemeteries.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

As I understand it there was some resentment after the war on the part of the French (clvilian administration) about giving up land to German cemeteries. This meant that burial were concentrated (moved to one location) and mass graves became necessary. Having previously visited the...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Second time visiting and just as moving. The waste of life represented here is just staggering, over 17,000 men and boys. There are double graves across the cemetery, but the four pit graves are frightening. Of the almost 12,000 burials within them, the names of...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I have been here twice now and it is easy to find. It is large and very moving as you realise the huge numbers of young men who dies for no good reason in this farmland. Mostly a Christian cemetery there is a distinct style...More

1  Thank c n
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

You don't be sympathetic to the German side of WWI to be moved by the cemetery at Fricourt. It is enormous containing the remains of more than 17,000 soldiers who died in the area during the Battle of the Somme. Unlike the Commonwealth cemeteries, the...More

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A German war cemetery so different from another one I had seen near ypres. This one was very reverend and we'll laid out. Very touching to read a poppy wreath, you were boys to from some Brits.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

A sea of black crosses. No flowers, no engraved headstones. What is very sad is that each cross represents 4 men buried there. When you see this cemetery you realise how lucky we are to have the Commonwealth war graves commission to ensure our sites...More

3  Thank Carol S
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