Madingley American Cemetery Cambridge


Blincodave

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 21:41
Taken on a very bleak January day. A very moving place.


Last Edited by Blincodave on 10/01/2013 - 21:49

womble

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 22:21
A very sobering photograph. I've never been there, I should visit some day.

K.
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bforbes

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 23:04
I've been to some Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery's from WW1 and WW2, they are all very sobering places. I think the photograph shows the magnitude of the sacrifices made.
Barrie
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damperman

Link Posted 11/01/2013 - 09:18
I went to the cemetery in october and have the same picture as posted, only difference, the trees were in full leaf and the colours were exceptional. A truly moving experience.

CoDa

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 15:19
I have a similar shot, but drove by last weekend and there appears to be some sort of work being carried out and the car park was shut.

Not sure what is happening there but all the entrances had boards over to stop people going in.
Colin

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)



Last Edited by CoDa on 12/01/2013 - 15:19

DOIK

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 15:33
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Construction of a new visitor centre.

John

Stuey

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 15:56
If only the world spent less on weapons and war and more on medical advances, feeding the hungry, photography etc etc were might we be now

I tend not to visit places like this as I only end angry at how stupid people can be

By stupid I mean those who send these people to an almost inevitable grave not the brave souls who fill the graves
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Last Edited by Stuey on 12/01/2013 - 15:57

pmcquail

Link Posted 13/01/2013 - 12:29
Quote:
I have a similar shot, but drove by last weekend and there appears to be some sort of work being carried out and the car park was shut.

Was over there yesterday. The bottom car park on the Madingley road appeared to be open so I presume there is access to the main part of the cemetery and memorial.
K5, K200d (IR @ 720NM), X-5

Blincodave

Link Posted 15/01/2013 - 19:43
pmcquail wrote:
Quote:
I have a similar shot, but drove by last weekend and there appears to be some sort of work being carried out and the car park was shut.

Was over there yesterday. The bottom car park on the Madingley road appeared to be open so I presume there is access to the main part of the cemetery and memorial.

Yes access is as normal from the bottom car park for several months whilst the visitor centre is finished.
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