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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

19 Cambridge Rd | Madingley, Cambridge CB23 7PJ, England
44 1954 210350
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Ranked #2 of 108 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: First established on December 7, 1943, this area of 30.5 acres was donated by the University of Cambridge to serve as a permanent Military Cemetery to... more » Owner description: First established on December 7, 1943, this area of 30.5 acres was donated by the University of Cambridge to serve as a permanent Military Cemetery to honor those Americans who gave their lives during World War II. « less
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

missed the entrance so had to drive in the wrong way, chapel was closed which I don't understand, typical americans making out they won the war. very hard to read the names

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

If you like a flag and rows of graves then this is the place for you. That's all there is. Very disappointing unless you are from United States. Its not American - there's no Canadians or Mexicans here.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lovely spot for so many young men to be remembered. Immaculately kept and there are bathroom facilities.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited here a couple of times during a short stay in the area. Such well kept grounds and the memorial, chapel, and wall of the missing with the statues is a must see to pay your respects. I also had the honour of being invited to assist in the folding of the flag. Will visit again when in the area.

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cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A moving reminder of the contribution made by American Airman based far from home in East Anglia. The beautifully laid out cemetery has sweeping views over the countryside and skies, the chapel is notable for its mosaics and memorial windows to all the American States, and there is not an exhibition providing personal insights into the lives of some of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A good time to visit this cemetery and reflect on times gone by... This is a beautifully kept cemetery and has an amazing chapel on site too, with lovely stained glass commemorations of all the American states and a depiction of the aircraft flying to heaven painted on the ceiling... Very moving!

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Lots of background history with good audio visual displays. Immaculate grounds and toilet facilities in a sombre thought provoking place.

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Ingleby Barwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A superb and beautiful cemetery in rolling Cambridgeshire countryside containing over 3,000 graves of American servicemen who died in WW2, also over 5,000 who have no known grave are commemorated. A haven of peace and tranquility that is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a beautifully kept cemetery. The adjoining chapel is superb. As always with war graves I am constantly reminded just how young so many of the fallen were. Looking back through history I feel many wars were futile given they solved nothing and left a chaotic situation behind, others could be argued to have been a necessary evil such... More

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Besides being a beautifully kept cemetery it manages to describe the tragedies of the second world war through interactive material in the new visitor centre. Individual stories are linked to plot numbers which allows you to understand the huge sacrifices made. Very moving.

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