The American Cemetery in Cambridge
Madingley American Cemetery and memorial Hall
is located in the Cambridgeshire countryside 3 miles outside of the
city of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.The land that Madingley American Cemetery stands on was donated by the
University of Cambridge and used as a temporary cemetery from 1943
onwards. In 1956 the site was dedicated as the only permanent World War Two American cemetery in the United Kingdom.The entrance is by the flag pole and there are three reflecting pools between the Great Wall and the graves of the service men and women buried there. Every State of the Union is represented here, in addition the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Graves of those who
entered the United States armed forces from Canada, Chile, Denmark,
England, Greece, Holland, Malta, Norway, Panama, Portugal and Scotland
can also be found here. Ater the war the families of the American dead were given the option of having the bodies returned to the USA or interred at madingley, 3909 people were laid to rest here.This picture was taken from the steps of the Memorial Hall in the spring before the roses that line the garden were in bloom.This site provides more details on the cemetery and the stories surrounding it.
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The Great Wall ....
HMS Gay Archer