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CIMITERI DI GUERRA E MEMORIALI DI GUERRA

 

 WAR CEMETERIES AND WAR MEMORIALS

 

 

Cimitero di Guerra di Durnbach (Bad Tolz, Germania)

 

Durnbach Commonwealth War Cemetery (Bad Tolz, DE)

 

Ottobre 2004 - October 2004

 

 

Il cimitero Militare Inglese di Durnbach contiene le spoglie di  2.934 soldati del Commonwealth (2.020 inglesi, 484 canadesi, 281 australiani, 70 neozelandesi, 30 sudafricani, 41 indiani, 3 est-africani, 1 francese,1 norvegese, 20 polacchi, 1 russo, 4 americani e 4 soldati ignoti.  Molti di loro erano aviatori della Royal Air Force, abbattuti in Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Austria, Hessen e Thuringia. Il piccolo villaggio di Dornbach si trova in Baviera, circa 45 Km. a sud di Monaco. E' facilmente raggiungibile seguendo l'autostrada Monaco-Salisburgo, uscendo alla uscita 97 e seguendo poi la B318 in direzione Tegersee. Imboccare poi la B472 in direzione Miesbach. Dopo un chilometro circa troverete il cimitero alla vostra destra.

The Military Cemetery of Durnbach is the burial place of 2.934 soldiers. Mosst of them were RAF Airmen, shot down Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Austria, Hessen and Thuringia. The small village of Dürnbach lies in the south of Germany approx 45kms south of Munich. From the A8 Munich to Salzburg motorway take exit 97 (Ausfahrt 97) HOLZKIRCHEN / TEGERNSEE / BAD WIESEE / BAD TÖLZ and follow the B318 direction GMUND AM TEGERNSEE. Continue for approx 14kms and then turn left (CWGC sign) onto the B472 direction MIESBACH. Continue for approx 1km and the cemetery can be found on the left.

 

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Historical information

(Source: http://www.cwgc.org)

The site for Durnbach War Cemetery was chosen, shortly after hostilities had ceased, by officers of the British Army and Air Force, in conjunction with officers of the American Occupation Forces in whose zone Durnbach lay. The great majority of those buried here are airmen shot down over Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Austria, Hessen and Thuringia, brought from their scattered graves by the Army Graves Service. The remainder are men who were killed while escaping from prisoner of war camps in the same areas, or who died towards the end of the War on forced marches from the camps to more remote areas. DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY contains 2,934 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 93 of which are unidentified. One grave in the cemetery (III. C. 22.) contains the ashes of an unknown number of unidentified war casualties recovered from Flossenburg. Also, one grave (IV. A. 21.) contains the remains of 6 unidentified U.K. airmen. There are also 30 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish. Within the Indian section of the cemetery will be found the DURNBACH CREMATION MEMORIAL, commemorating 23 servicemen of the army of undivided India who died while prisoners of war in various places in France and Germany, and who were cremated in accordance with their religion.

 

 

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