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#1 Steve1979

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:48 AM

I thought about visiting that place next days / weeks - looks as impressive as Margraten and Henri Chapelle

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Has anyone been there lately / plan traveling there in the upcomming weeks / months ?

#2 Frank Gubbels

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:00 AM

I am ashamed to say this but I have never been there but I really want to go to it. Shall we try to be there at the same time Steve?
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#3 Steve1979

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:42 AM

Frank, it would be great to meet you there !

I prefer driving in the morning - because of the traffic situation around Cologne ( which is a desaster atm )

Suggestions ?

#4 IRISH54

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:12 AM

Steve, Thanks again for the post and the link. The videos to each cemetary are great. Take care. Sincerely, -Jim-

#5 Frank Gubbels

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:32 PM

No problem for me Steve, I have to say that things can change because of my job so I will keep you updated. It's only 30-45 minutes away from where I live.
Best,
Frank

#6 Steve1979

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

Saturday or Sunday work the best for me - just send me a message when youve got time :)

#7 Frank Gubbels

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

Well, send me some dates that you prefer and I will take a look if I can make it that day.

#8 Frank Gubbels

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:31 PM

Any updates Steve?

#9 Steve1979

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

Negative - but Ill give you a heads up early enough ( 1-2 weeks in advance ) :)

#10 Frank Gubbels

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

Roger that ;)

#11 iiiecpiii

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:04 PM

very nice video. I hope you get the chance to visit.....

#12 Steve1979

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:09 AM

I visited the place last weekend.

Once again, I was the only person around ( arrived at 9.15 am, left at about 10.20 am )

Really an impressive place to be - the pure size of such a monument really is an eye opener - no matter how often you visit it

What I noticed was that a lot of the soldiers buried there were bomber crews - maybe this also explains why there were a lot more graves of unknown soldiers as in place like Margraten for example

I took a couple of pictures and would like to share some of those with you

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#13 Frank Gubbels

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

I noticed the same about the unknown soldiers. Another strange fact is that there are quite some soldiers buried who were killed in Normandy.
Excellent pictures Steve, thanks for sharing. Sorry I couldn't be there.
Regards,
Frank

#14 Steve1979

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:22 AM

Maybe next time :)

The place is definitely worth to visit it a second time - especially when its possible to walk the grounds with you or / and an other member of this board :)

#15 Frank Gubbels

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

I hope more members can come, the mre the better. I prefer a member meeting!




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