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“Time to reflect”

German War Cemetery
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Maleme
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Conwy, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Time to reflect”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Felt very moved...just to take some time out from a fantastic holiday and think about what was sacrificed by young men who were just following orders.

Visited August 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Peaceful and correct”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

A very peaceful place to remember that every one needs to be remembered. I was especially touched by the facr, that the soldiers that were still unknown still had their own place, not just one with " here lies so and so many unknown soldiers"

Visited July 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“A humbling experience”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

It is so humbling top walk around and read the ages on the headstones of these men, well boys in many cases, that gave their lives. Visiting this and the Souda War Graves was on my list of To Do things on my holiday in Crete, and I am so glad I took the time out to achieve it.

Visited August 2014
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Arc-les-Gray, France
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“German Cemetery”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We went here after visiting Kondomari,puts it all into perspective really,if your in a car Kondomari village is about 3 miles from this cemetery.
As you enter the village on the right look out for the small memorial & plaque to the men of the village that were slaughtered by German paratroops in reprisal for helping the commonwealth forces defending their homeland of Crete.
I also noticed in the book of rememberance in the German cemetery the lack of respect shown to their dead,the entries there for the month of June looked like they had been filled in by an idiot with drawings of smilie faces & other disrespectful scrawls.
Go to Souda bay commonwealth ww2 cemetery to see the cost of the invasion of the island to the defenders.

Visited July 2014
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Warwick-on-Eden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Very emotional experience”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The walk even in the heat was well worth it.
The views over the bay are stunning.
It's a very peaceful place and a place to spare a thought for all the young soldiers who lost their lives.
Beautifully maintained.

Visited July 2014
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