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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

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Address: 19 Cambridge Rd | Madingley, Cambridge CB23 7PJ, England
Phone Number: 44 1954 210350
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First established on December 7, 1943, this area of 30.5 acres was donated...

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.

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A place of somber reflections

The Madingly American War Cemetery and memorial was built on land bequeathed to America by the city of Cambridge. The memorial consists of a number of parts including a chapel, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Madingly American War Cemetery and memorial was built on land bequeathed to America by the city of Cambridge. The memorial consists of a number of parts including a chapel, a long wall, the USA flag, and countless graves of American servicemen and servicewomen who died during WWII. The long wall has engraved on its panels all the names of... More 

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sandy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extremely beautiful, and I am not sure that is the correct expression to use. Beautifully kept, extremely moving. All the young Americans that died in the Second World War. May God Bless them and look after their soul's forever

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleased we made the trip just outside town to see this American cemetery dedicated to World War II soldiers. I had a lump in my throat as my husband assisted with lowering the flag while taps played.

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Thank Gayle T
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not normally my way of spending a couple of hours. It's difficult to take on board that so many Yanks are buried here. The visitors section is an eye-opener.

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Thank KevinBones
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems an odd place to go visiting a cemetery but have to say how interesting in the visitors centre it was and how well maintained the gardens are. Very thought provoking and peaceful. Not sure about the chicken wandering around in the chapel though!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small cemetery and memorial to the American fallen in WW2. It is a small beautifll site in rural Cambridgeshire with the grounds kept immaculately it is a fitting reminder of the brave men who died for freedom we take for granted. Well worth a visit

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a calm peaceful resting place for so many young men far from home. Includes Glen Miller on the wall of missing men.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Cemetery as part of the Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride and will be visiting again. Beautifully kept and utterly thought provoking.

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Thank YorkieGSer
England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect visiting the cemetery but it was a good half day visit. The visitors centre gives you an insight into the lives of the fallen and the role they played in WW2. Well worth a visit if you get the chance.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cemetery itself is beautifully maintained. The historical tributes which have been included on the site are of interest to anyone. You can see behind the manufactured warfare that we see in films. A well presented tribute to those who were sacrificed.

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