Neuville-St.-Vaast German Military Cemetery And Arras

The Neuville-St.-Vaast German Military Cemetery is the largest one in France with 44,000 graves. At first glance the cemetery doesn’t seem that large until you realize there are four names on each cross. We were the only ones in the cemetery that day. After this we went to Arras another city destroyed and rebuilt. The Wellington Quarry museum is an underground tour through old mines that the British used as barracks and staging areas before the 1917 battles of Arras. Very good museum, but unfortunately you can’t take photos in the mine.

The rare wild flowers in a cemetery

The rare wild flowers in a cemetery

Crosses

Crosses

The cemetery

The cemetery

The exapnsivness

The expansiveness

Memorial

Memorial

Detail of memorial

Detail of memorial

Cross of remembrance from a British naval air station

Cross of remembrance from a British naval air station

Entrance to cemetery

Entrance to cemetery

Wellington Quarry museum

Wellington Quarry museum

Arras town hall

Arras town hall

 

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