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Tyne Cot Cemetery
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Owner description: It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery. There are now 11,956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,369 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to more than 80 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 20 casualties whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There are 4 German burials, 3 being unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The TYNE COT MEMORIAL forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery and commemorates nearly 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and New Zealand who died in the Ypres Salient after 16 August 1917 and whose graves are not known. The memorial stands close to the farthest point in Belgium reached by Commonwealth forces in the First World War until the final advance to victory. The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by F V Blundstone.
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Gives s small idea of how many men were killed in this part of the world nearly 100 years ago.
Small musuem area but very informative.
Plenty of car parking and toilets (50c)

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Tyne Cot is a huge cemetery of the 1st world war, it is perfectly maintained, in the middle of the (what was then) the front. It has many graves, but above that all the names of lost soldiers are also mentioned on huge stones. It is impressive and worth a visit.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We recently visited during our stay the famous:

Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke.

The Tyne Cot Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in the world, which remembers us the Battle of Passchendaele, 1917.
During that British offensive from July till November of 1917 almost 500.000 soldiers died in the immediate area over a period of just one hundred days, this to gain only 8 Km!
When being in the “FLANDERS” area it is more than worth wile to visit this cemetery and other locations in the near area, this in order to get a notice of what happened those days, hoping this never happens again.
On the moment of my visit they were occupied with construction works, but is was still possible to make the complete visit.

Thank Amazon122s
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Of the many monuments and cemeteries in the area surrounding Ypres, we found this one to be particularly moving. The design was also impressive. Just reading list after list of names was overwhelming and only conveyed a small sense of the magnitude and tragedy of the war.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

There are more Australians buried here than in any other cemetery on the Western Front, plus the names of another 35k that have no known graves. The adjoining museum is a must, gives you a feel of what the troops were experiencing. The cemetery itself is extremely well laid out and kept in good order. From the higher ground you can look back toward Ypres, and see the ground that was in dispute for all those years. It is then, and only then, that you can truly understand the utter futility of war.

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