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German Military Cemetery

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German Military Cemetery

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Deutschexpat13 wrote a review Oct 2020
Pulheim, Germany139 contributions23 helpful votes
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Roughly 20 km west of the Crete port city of Chania, up on a hill looking down at the Maleme airport, one will find the German military cemetery at Maleme. From April to November 1960, German casualties were collect from around the island to the Gonia monastery. They were collected from 60 sites around the island. In 1971, they are placed in the Cemetery at Maleme. The cemetery was officially inaugurated in 1974. 4,468 fallen soldiers from the Second World War rest on the site. The names of 360 soldiers who fell on the island but could not be recovered are immortalized on metal plaques on the memorial site in the middle of the grave fields. Information plaques are in Greek, German and English
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lee W wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom53 contributions64 helpful votes
Lovely view and moving place. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Maleme. a bit of a walk to the top in the midday sun so would suggest timing the visit accordinly
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Halfpenn wrote a review Sep 2020
29 contributions15 helpful votes
The cemetary is in a beautiful setting and is both beautiful and peaceful. It is kept in very good order. It was such a shame that all those young men died so young.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Nigel S wrote a review Apr 2020
Havant, United Kingdom15 contributions8 helpful votes
Ive Visited this Amazing Place Twice, Now Very Humbling, All that Wasted Young Life, Cretans Did Not Deserve the Retributions, All Because of A Poisoned Culture ,The Falksjimjager, Germanys Finest ,Terrible Waste Crete is an Amazing Place Especially away From Tourist attractions, Amazing Island Especially Lakkoi
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Date of experience: September 2019
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LandSd wrote a review Nov 2019
Walsham-le-Willows, United Kingdom326 contributions112 helpful votes
A very beautiful setting. A large parking area leads you up an extremely steep hill but the view from the top is stunning. So peaceful, well kept, on a hillside with beautiful views. A moving experience and as I say, they've done them proud.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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