meetings: Visit to the American Cemetery, 8 May 2014

Visit to the Cambridge American Cemetery, 8 May 2014

There were 20 participants at this visit, when Arthur Brookes gave an excellent introduction to the cemetery and its context within the American Battle Monuments Commission. This is a major site within the worldwide network of 25 cemeteries. After a briefing, we walked to the flagstaff and along the Wall of Missing to the Memorial building.

We had a follow up visit to see the new Visitor Center in March 2015 .

For further information, see the American Battle Monuments Commission .

Poster designed by Sheila Glasswell.

Visit to the American Cemetery, 8 May 2014.
Visit to the American Cemetery, 8 May 2014.

Arthur Brookes welcoming participants to the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts and Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.

Arthur Brookes welcoming participants to the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
Arthur Brookes welcoming participants to the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
Arthur Brookes welcoming participants to the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.
Arthur Brookes welcoming participants to the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.
Looking towards the Memorial, American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
Looking towards the Memorial, American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
View from the American Cemetery to the north towards Ely Cathedral, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
View from the American Cemetery to the north towards Ely Cathedral, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.

Looking towards the Memorial, American Cemetery. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.

View from the American Cemetery to the north towards Ely Cathedral. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.

Arthur Brookes talking about the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.
Arthur Brookes talking about the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.
Arthur Brookes talking about the Wall of Missing at the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.
Arthur Brookes talking about the Wall of Missing at the American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.

Arthur Brookes talking about the American Cemetery. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.

Arthur Brookes talking about the Wall of Missing at the American Cemetery. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.

American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.

American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.

Inside the Memorial Building, American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.
Inside the Memorial Building, American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.
Large-scale wall map in the Memorial Building, American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.
Large-scale wall map in the Memorial Building, American Cemetery, Local History Group visit. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.

Inside the Memorial Building, American Cemetery. Photo: Martin Jones, 8 May 2014.

Large-scale wall map in the Memorial Building, American Cemetery. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 8 May 2014.