Living in Geldrop nowadays, we are a part of the municipal Geldrop-Mierlo. Being interested in World War 2, I of course had to check out the small war cemetery of Mierlo located in the middle of a forest area.
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Dunkirk (French: Dunkerque, Flemish: Duinkerken) is a small city located in the province of Normandy, France. It is located next to the North Sea and has an impressive harbor (3rd biggest of France) but more known for the Battle of Dunkirk during World War 2 in 1940. The city has a lot of impressive sites to visit to give you a look in the past. In this blog we will share with you our take on the places you should visit!
Being into World War II and respecting the history of the horrible events happened during that period of time, visiting memorials that remember of that time always interest and touch me. The Chittagong War Cemetery (also known as the Chittagong Commonwealth War Cemetery) is a cemetery for fallen soldiers during World War II from the Commonwealth countries and was my first visit to a cemetery outside of Europe and the memorials in the US. It is not as big as the American Cemetery that is in my backyard in Margraten, but that does not make it impressive as well.
The cemetery was created by the British to honor soldiers of the Commonwealth countries who fought against Japan. Most of the graves are British nationalities.
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Are you visiting the South of the Netherlands and doing a little tour? Just 30 kilometers from Eindhoven towards Maastricht you will pass the village Nederweert. There is not much to see in the village except one beautiful memorial: the Nederweert War Cemetery.
The cemetery is dedicated to the casualties after the liberation of Nederweert on 21st September 1944. Nederweert was liberated by British troops, who still had ongoing fights with German patrols in the area.
There is a total of 362 graves on the burial site (Not as huge as the memorial site at Margraten, read more about that HERE).All the fallen soldiers are from Commonwealth countries. On the cemetery, there is Cross of Sacrifice with a bronze sword in it. In the back, there is a small chapel. See the gallery below for a view of the memorial.
It is worth a short visit while you are in the area. You can park the car next to the park the burial site is situated. It is 50 meters walk towards the entrance, also accessible by wheelchair. A great pitstop in the beautiful province of Limburg!