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
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.