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Moro River Canadian War Cemetery

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Serene resting place

Beautifully maintained, this cemetery is a touching place to reflect on the sacrifice of those... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joseph G
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Montreal, Canada
Homage to the fallen

Immaculately maintained and extraordinarily peaceful ground for those who gave their all for us... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2019
diconthorneycroftr
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully maintained, this cemetery is a touching place to reflect on the sacrifice of those buried here (of the 1,615 graves 1,375 are Canadian) and that lost their lives fighting for a better world at Moro River and Ortona during World War II in late...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Immaculately maintained and extraordinarily peaceful ground for those who gave their all for us. Went with the father-in-law who’s father fought there and survived, paying homage to his dad’s young friends who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We went there to visit the grave of an uncle who had died in the Battle of Ortona. It is beautifully kept, with manicured green lawns and gorgeous flowers, which were in bloom when we were there. The smell of the mock orange was heavenly....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Petalindy
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Visited Ortona during a cruise around Italy and made a special trip to the Canadian War Cemetery just outside of town. It was a very moving experience; the rows on rows of well maintained white headstones listing the young men from all across Canada who...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Getaway802889
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

The impact visiting this site is mind blowing. The sacrifice that was made in this battle needs to be remembered. We walked the battle route and then physically understood what these soldiers must have experienced.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jackehill
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Very well-kept with lovely flowers. Important place to remember huge Canadian losses in 1943-1944. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank lynncB8762CT
Reviewed October 21, 2017

If you visit the Museo Battaglia de Ortona honoring Canadian soldiers participating and/or killed in this battle, you should follow it up with a visit to this cemetery. As with all military cemeteries around the world, this final resting place is well kept and inviting....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Claude Claire G
Reviewed July 19, 2017

If you are Ortona, you must vist the Moro Rivier Canadian War Cemetery. Like every Commonwealth cemetery, it is beautifully maintained and a fitting tribute to the 1615 soldiers (mostly Canadian) that are buried here. This is a good place to sit and reflect on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Shaun P
Reviewed June 8, 2017

I am in my late 60's and was choking back the tears. Lest we forget. My wife met her uncle for the first time.

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Mike F
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

The Moro River Canadian War Cemetery is a very beautiful immaculately maintained War Cemetery. There is a Cemetery registry and it is not difficult to find the grave location of a particular grave( also check out the Canadian virtual war memorial site). We found our...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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