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Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

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Address: Arras, France
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Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in...

Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle, near the Citadel, approximately 2 Kms due west of the railway station.

The GPS coordinates for the cemetery are 50.28670, 2.76057

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A moving place of remembrance

We went to this memorial site to mark the centenary of the death in combat of one the great uncles of my husband and, as we found it on our very first visit more than 20 years... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this memorial site to mark the centenary of the death in combat of one the great uncles of my husband and, as we found it on our very first visit more than 20 years ago, it is a wonderfully peaceful place in spite of its associations of war. Like all Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites, it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find and free parking over the road. When we visited, there was no-one else there, apart from a couple of workmen who were repairing/cleaning a section of the commemorative walls. It was peaceful and moving to contemplate the dreadful waste of life, and to try to imagine back to the world as was in 1916/17/18 during the Somme... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This is probably the most moving experience of a war cemetery we've been to. The building leading to the graves is solemn and beautiful. Designed by Lutyens it makes a statement about sacrifice, love and respect. When you emerge from between the pillars the view of thousands of graves in military lines is overwhelming. Every one has a story to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The Fauborg-d'amien's Cemetery and the Arras Memorial was originally a French cemetery and at the Armistice, French graves were relocated elsewhere and commonwealth graves brought here from the battlefields around Arras and from other cemeteries. The memorial commemorates more than 34,000 missing of the Arras sector between 1917 & 1918. The cemetery is the final resting place for 2650 commonwealth... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Visited many cemeteries in and around Arras. Everyone has many stories to tell, all emotional. Brave men, who gave their all. WEe must remember them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The title speaks a thousand words for this memorial. nearly 35,000 soldiers lie here from WW1. It's a breathe taking scene and a lovely peaceful cementery. A must for anyone on a battlefield tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

In complete contrast to the vivid and raucous wartime life seen underground in the Wellington tunnels, we drove next to the vast Faubourg d'Amiens British Cemetery and Memorial west of Arras. A large stone tablet outside noted "within are recorded the names of 35,942 officers and men of the forces of the British Empire who fell in the Battles of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Reasonably close to the Arras CBD this memorial salutes so many who do not have a marked grave. There are also Commonwealth and German marked graves of as well. The area includes a memorial to the Flying Corps. and air forces from WW1, known as the Great War. There are over 300 cemeteries and memorials within a 5 km radius... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

A must to see if you are touring the area. We traveled there as a group doing a 2nd world war tour. It is kept immaculately and has so many regiments mention in the carving ion the wall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful memorial that shows the power of remembrance for so many of the allies. We found a great-great grandfather here but even if you don't have someone specific, there is a real sense of the meaning of the catastrophic loss of war.

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