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Rome War Cemetery

Liberation of Rome Commemorated 70 years on

04 June 2014

On 4 June 1944, Rome was liberated as the German forces withdrew from the city. There will be a commemoration ceremony at Rome War Cemetery at which the CWGC will unveil new visitor information panels.

To enhance the information available to visitors to the cemetery, the CWGC has installed interactive Visitor Information Panels ahead of the anniversary. The panels at Rome are among 500 to be installed at CWGC locations worldwide and feature information about the site of the cemetery and a QR (Quick Response) code. When scanned with a smartphone, the QR Code provides access for further information including the personal stories of some of the casualties buried or commemorated there.

Among the stories revealed at Rome is that of Flight Lieutenant Edward Arthur Hackshaw who lost his life during in a mid-air collision with another airplane whilst on a mission to target an airfield 15 miles east of Rome.

Rome War Cemetery lies alongside and within the Aurelian Walls of the ancient city of Rome. It contains 426 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

Click here to visit the Rome War Cemetery micro-site.