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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 26, 2014

Arrived at this very peaceful place and was humbled by the surroundings. Thousands of headstones for the ones who were found, thousands more names on the walls for those that were not. It is kept in superb condition as a tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for others. A book of names is kept at the entrance to guide relatives or friends to the last resting place. Very emotional, very moving.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

A beautiful memorial; we headed here first before going to the museums. Recommend heading to the Passchendaele museum next.

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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.

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