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KRISTIANSAND CIVIL CEMETERY

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
12

Location Information

The port of Kristiansand on the south coast is on the Skagerrak. From the town centre follow route 9 in the direction of Evja. The cemetery is along here on the left just past the toll booth. The Commonwealth war graves are located in Plot 6A.

Historical Information

During the Second World War, Norway was of strategic importance to the Germans. Their invasion on 9 April 1940 was sudden and widespread and despite Allied intervention, the entire country was under German occupation by early June. Thereafter, Allied activity in Norway was confined to raids and special operations, with the Commonwealth air forces providing support to Norwegian resistance groups until the German capitulation in May 1945. There are no Commonwealth war cemeteries in Norway, those who died there being buried in civil cemeteries and churchyards.

Kristiansand Civil Cemetery contains 13 Commonwealth burials, one of them unidentified.