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The German Cemetery of Vermandovillers

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Vermandovillers German Cemetery

In the Somme there are over  400 Commonwealth cemeteries and memorials, 22 French Military cemeteries and 14 German cemeteries.

The largest of the German cemeteries can be found between Vermandovillers and Faucaucourt-en-Santerre, near the A29 motorway.The cemetery was built by the French in 1920 and over 22,000 German soldiers are buried in it, including 13,000 who lie in 15 mass graves. Black crosses mark the graves of the soldiers given individual graves (four names to one cross).

The cemetery is located on the French front of the Battle of the Somme, where fierce fighting took place in September 1916. Fighting returned to the area in 1918, when the Germans swept through in the spring and again with the Allied counter-attack from the 8 August.

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Free access all year round
Cemetery maintained by the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge
 

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route souvenir PC (87)
Location Lat/Long: 
POINT (2.781363 49.856012)