Then and Now: Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

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Caption:  The Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Romagne-sous-Montfaucon has long been one of the webmaster’s favorite German cemeteries because of the simplicity and beauty of its layout.  Housing 1,407 Germans and 8 French, the cemetery was started in 1914 after the German Army established several hospitals for badly wounded soldiers.  It continued to be used throughout the war, until the AEF advance forced a further German withdrawal.

On 28 May, 2016 there will be a commemoration ceremony (German:  Gedenkveranstaltung) for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Verdun.  Numerous dead resulted from the German battles on the left bank of the Meuse and the French counterattacks.

The webmaster encourages readers present at that commemoration to submit photos of the event.

The webmaster is also curious to see how the cemetery looks today; as the Volksbund started doing work at the cemetery in 2013/14.


Location:  The cemetery is situated on the D998, just north of the town of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon.   While most Americans stop in at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery on the eastern side of town, few Americans probably know about the German cemetery.


Source of Then Photo:  The internet


Source of Now Photos:  The Webmaster