German War Cemetery Geldern – North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

The first you notice when visiting the cemetery are the name signs added to the original stone crosses. If there were engraved names they are long lost by erosion, lost in time.

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

Geldern was bombed several times during World War Two, it was a target for bombing raids during the last months in 1944 and was bombed on the 14th of February in 1945. The city centre was totally destroyed and left in rubble; only 18 percent of the buildings survived the attacks.

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern

German War Cemetery Geldern – layout of the plot

On the Geldern Kriegsgraeberstatte, the German organisation for maintenance of the German graves of both World Wars, are 91 headstones. Unknown to us if these are soldiers or civilians, or a mix of both. It could be civilians fallen during one of the bombing raids, it could be drafted, or volunteered / professional men and women who served during World War Two.

German War Cemetery Geldern - North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

German War Cemetery Geldern – North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

German War Cemetery Geldern – North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Visit

The plot with the War Graves lies on the Geldern cemetery. The place is open to public during daytime. Park the car at: Am Friedhof 6 in Geldern Germany.

German War Cemetery Geldern - Location of the War Graves

German War Cemetery Geldern – Location of the War Graves

 





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