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“A fitting memorial”

Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Groesbeek
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Beatifully kept war cemetery, many thanks to the people that maintain and keep the memory of these men alive.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

I came here to visit the grave of my uncle and found myself very moved, not just for him, but by the more than 2000 others who sacrificed their young lives and are remembered here. The cemetery is in a peaceful rural setting, immaculately maintained and tastefully laid out. There is a registry located near the entrance behind a brass "safe" in the left memorial wall. You will be able to find the plot number of any individual buried here from this registry, but note they are in Roman numerals, whereas the actual rows are in Arabic numbers. I felt a tremendous respect and sense of loss as I wandered past the row upon row of white grave stones. You may find 20 minutes long enough here if you just want to take back an overall perspective; Maybe 1.5 hours if you take the time to read some of the individual names and inscriptions. It seems inappropriate to rate this site as a tourist attraction as I don't want to diminish the solemnity of the site or my respect for those fallen sons. Let me just say it is a place of beauty where you may get a sense of the enormous sacrifice and the price paid but you will likely be grateful that you came.

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries are always immaculate and peaceful places to remember the dead of the two World Wars.
In Groesbeek you will mostly find Canadians that fell in the Rheinland offenses during World War Two. There are also some British and other nationalities.
A beautiful place!

1  Thank WebWestward
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is meticulously maintained and is an honorable resting place for those killed during the Market-Garden campaign. The cemetery is on a plateau that offers beautiful views of the surrounding country, which was a battlefield during September, 1944. There is an inherent sadness to the cemetery but visiting it will help you appreciate the cost of war.

1  Thank JimMaura
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

Visited in order for my father in law to see his fathers War Memorial, as with all CWGC sites the place is well kept and peaceful.
Sad place to visit but a must to remember those who gave so much.

2  Thank Goldie1966
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