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Calais Canadian War Cemetery - Saint Inglevert, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 51.689 E 001° 44.324
31U E 411235 N 5635179
Quick Description: [EN] The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road (A16/E402). [FR] Le Cimetière Calais canadien de la guerre est sur le côté Est de la route Calais-Boulogne (A16 / E402).
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 2/2/2017 7:52:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMV0FM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

[EN] Calais was liberated by the Canadian First Army early in September 1944 as they advanced up the French coast into Belgium in pursuit of retreating German forces. Most of the burials in the cemetery relate to this period of fighting.

Calais Canadian War Cemetery contains 704 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 30 of them unidentified. There are also six Czech and 19 Polish war graves.

[FR] Calais fut assiégé le 5 septembre 1944 et se rendit, après une âpre résistance, le 30 septembre.

Ce cimetière contient les tombes des Canadiens qui ont perdu la vie au cours des opérations pour la prise de Boulogne ainsi que Calais.

Il y a 729 tombes, dont 594 canadiennes ; 103 britanniques, 5 australiennes, 6 tchèques, 19 polonaises et 2 non identifiées. Par forces armées, les tombes identifiées comprennent 7 de la Marine, 603 de l'Armée et 117 de l'Armée de l'Air

Sources : Cimetière militaire Canadien de Saint Inglevert

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