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GERMAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Marne
Identified Casualties:
1

Location Information

Germaine is 40 kilometres north-west of Chalons en Champagne. The cemetery is located approximately 100 yards to the south, on a local road which branches off to Mutigny opposite to the Marne. The grave of the one British airman of the Second World War is in the centre of the cemetery.

Historical Information

When Germany invaded France early in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force had already been established there for some time. Between their dramatic evacuation a few weeks later and the Normandy landings of June 1944, Commonwealth forces activity in France was limited to coastal raids and special operations. Most of the Second World War Commonwealth cemeteries are situated in the coastal areas of northern France, but graves will also be found in communal cemeteries and churchyards all over the country, many being those of Commonwealth airmen who failed to return from missions over northern Europe.

Germaine Communal Cemetery contains the grave of one Commonwealth airman of the Second World War.