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The British Cemetery of Honor in the Reichswald (English: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 1939-1945) is the largest war graves cemetery of the Commonwealth in Germany, he was created in the Klever Reichswald (NRW). On it are 7672 tombs.
Shortly after the Second World War, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) designated the current area as the collection center for the more than a thousand tombs in Germany. The architectural design was designed by Philip Dalton Hepworth and soon began the reburial. A significant part of this work was done by German prisoners of war who were under Canadian supervision. In 1948, the Oberverle director informed Kleve that all Allied soldiers who died in the district had been properly transferred to the new war cemetery.
At the Reichswald, the largest British military cemetery was established among the 15 collective cemeteries in Germany, with a total of 7,654 graves. On the right hand side of the entrance, nearly 4,000 pilots and inmates of fighters, among them 706 Canadians, are buried. Left hand other soldiers, who were killed in the air war already in the years 1940-1944. In addition, many men are buried, who found the death in the final battles in the Rhineland, the crossing of the Rhine and the Battle of the Reichswald 8 to 13 February 1945.
July 30, 2016
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