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ROTEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Limburg (Belgium)
Identified Casualties:
3
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.7363
Latitude:
51.05431

Location Information

The village of Rotem is located south of the town of Maaseik on the N78. From the motorway E314 which runs between Aken (Aachen) and Antwerpen turn off at junction 33 Maas-Mechelen and onto the N78 direction Eisden/Dilsen. Follow the N78 to the village of Rotem and at the junction with the N757 turn left onto the N757. Go past the church round the right hand bend and take the first turn on the right, the cemetery is along on the right. The graves are located through the entrance, follow the path to the third path on the right and the graves are on the corner.

Historical Information

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.

Rotem Communal Cemetery contains the graves of three airmen of the Second World War.