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Orglandes: German War Cemetery

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    Originally, Orglandes was a provisional cemetery, set up by the Americans after the advance on Cherbourg from Sainte-Mere-Eglise and Utah-Beach. It is just outside the Village along the D.24 road to Valognes. As with other German cemeteries the work of exhuming and the lay-out was done by the Volksbund between 1956 and 1961.

    A square building surmounted by an impressive tower forms the cemetery entrance. The wall built on, gives the impression of an enclosed space. Quite the contrary, the slope and undulating ground has been kept, giving distant views of the surrounding countryside. The original banks and 'Bocage' hedge-rows are maintained and these divide the twelve acres into four parcels. Much and varied foliage has been added which with the not too severe alignment of grey crosses lends a sense of both grandeur and simplicity to a site that is in perfect tune with the countryside.

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    We visited Orglandes last June, our first time there. Would love to go back again, next year perhaps - CV-19 has ended any hope of doing so in 2020. IMG_7921.JPG IMG_7922.JPG IMG_7926.JPG IMG_7928.JPG IMG_7929.JPG IMG_7930.JPG IMG_7931.JPG IMG_7933.JPG IMG_7936.JPG IMG_7937.JPG
     
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    Sorry for yet more, a gremlin caused a duplicate post ( That gremlin being myself) so I deleted the content and had to add these. ( I can't find a means to delete an error .) IMG_7985.JPG IMG_7976.JPG IMG_7964.JPG
     
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