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“Peaceful”

Ranked #6 of 47 things to do in Arras
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is the second time I have visited the memorial, the first time i had no idea I have two relatives named on the wall, I have only discovered recently when investigating my family tree so wanted to re-visit, This place is so peaceful even though in the middle of town immaculately kept and very moving, strange but I love it here, a fitting momorial.

Thank rockchicanna
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Whilst the cemetery here is not large compared to some of the others in the region, the Memorial to the Missing represents one of the greater tragedies of the war in recognising those without known graves. A very important location with a lot of power and emotion.

1  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We visited early morning and were the only 2 there. So many young lives given up and so many bodies un discovered - we hadn't really realised to what extent. Th Commonwealth War Graves Commission do an excellent job of maintaining it.

2  Thank AliGed1925
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This beautifully kept cemetery made us very conscious of the sacrifices made by British servicemen in the wars. It is an atmospheric place.

1  Thank UlverstonJanet
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This cemetery is close to the centre and walk-able, although it is near a park and ride car park. The memorial names seem to go on forever. We only dashed in because we were going elsewhere but lingered amongst the names and the graves , remembering a lost generation from everywhere in Britain, the names came from all over the country. We forgot where we were dashing to and stayed to look at the beautifully cleaned and restored carvings. Our attention was caught by John Harrison VC from Hull, a rugby league player of some note, with no known grave. If you are in Arras don't miss this, it is well worth the time and effort finding it, as a reviewer has previously said it is not well signed. Well done CWGC, the cemeteries are looking magnificent with their restoration for the 2014-2018 commemorations.

1  Thank carolv119
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