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Cambridge American Cemetery Madingley

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The Cemetery

​In 1943 University of Cambridge donated the 30+ Acres of land as a temporary cemetery. After world war 2 it was made a permanent cemetery. The cemetery serves to commemorate those servicemen and women in the American forces who died during world war 2.

Access is free and there is ample parking. It is located at Madingley outside of Cambridge.


The chapel is a very nice place to spend 30 minutes or longer. The colours and design are really very tasteful and not at all boring or depressing. I can't find the words to describe it but there is a wonderful ceiling with angels and bombers. It's really fascinating. 

Information Center

The information center has a lot in it and if your like me then you will need to see everything. I think even a  few hours would be needed to fully watch all the videos and read all about the war and cemetery. It's not just about the cemetery which was a surprise and a real added bonus. 


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