American cemeteries overseas
#1

Perhaps some of you may find this interesting:

 

http://www.theyfoughtforfreedom.nl/they_fo...m%20English.htm

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#2

Frank,

This is a very beautiful tribute.Thank you for sharing it with us.

ColBill

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#3

And a new book is (coming) out:

 

From farmland to soldiers cemetery

Eyewitness accounts of the construction of the American cemetery in Margraten.

Adr. Heinen Uitgevers, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, commissioned by Stichting(*) Akkers van Margraten.

ISBN 9789086801510

Price € 19,95

 

*(stichting=foundation)

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#4

Just read Denis and Gerda's letter to all. Very touching. It makes it even more special somehow, in their "broken" English. They still manage to tell their heartfelt story.

 

:armata_PDT_01:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#5

Here you can visit the database of a Dutch forum about the adoption program. They are trying to collect as many information as they can about troopers who are buried in Margraten, Henri-Chapelle and Neuville-en-condroz (near Liege).

 

Off course, Roy booher and Paul Carter are on the database too.

 

Regards,

 

Frank

 

http://www.adoptiegraven-database.nl/

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#6
What a great idea. Ah, so many names, n'est pas? It's always sobering to view a list of names of the dead. Really makes you think.
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#7

I think it makes people aware that we must not forget what they did for others. Off course it will sadden you.

 

Frank

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#8

And a new book is (coming) out:

 

From farmland to soldiers cemetery

Eyewitness accounts of the construction of the American cemetery in Margraten.

Adr. Heinen Uitgevers, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, commissioned by Stichting(*) Akkers van Margraten.

ISBN 9789086801510

Price € 19,95

 

*(stichting=foundation)

This is a wonderful book. It really takes you back to the winter of 1944-1945. I't contains some very touching stories. Even from American veterans who buried the deceased.

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#9

From farmland to soldiers cemetery

 

 

This is the original tekst from the writer:

 

In November 1944 on the Plateau of Margraten, a beginning was made with the burials of more than twenty thousand victims of the Second World War. Most of them were Americans, but also Germans, Russians, Italians and many other nationalities. Over twenty hectares of farmland changed into a huge soldiers cemetery within a very short time. This book recounts what the construction of the cemetery meant to the local population, to the landowners, to the people who saw the transports of the dead pass by and to those who had to bury these thousands, for the most part young men.

The book contains 41 written portraits, little biographies of ordinary, but sometimes special people. These are the memories of men and women, white and black, from townspeople to officers and soldiers from the United States. Even a former German prisoner of war tells his story. They all have one thing in common: their memories of that time, more than sixty-five years ago. Memories that still haunt them and which were recorded on video in the Oral History Akkers van Margraten (Fields of Margraten).

 

 

 

 

http://www.akkersvanmargraten.nl/site%20en...OUNDATION).html

 

 

http://thehague.usembassy.gov/news/events/...n-cemetery.html

 

Vee

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#10

Thank you for the additional information Vee. I completely forgot to add that <_<

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