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Cemetery of Romanian and German Soldiers in Bordesti, Vrancea County, Romania
The cemetery was set up between 1930 and 1932, with the support of Germany.
It has the shape of a cone trunk, with a surface of 2,580 square meters, and it is surrounded by brick walls. It is structured on three levels; it features a richly ornamented gate, a 3 m high monumental cross with an inscription that is both simple and full of meaning: "PRO-PATRIA". The entrance is bordered by two colonnades bearing the following inscriptions: "Here lie Romanian and German soldiers, fallen in these places, in the war that took place during 1916 and 1919." The cemetery shelters a total of 5,554 both known and unknown soldiers, of which 999 were Germans and the rest were Austrians, Italians, Russians, and Romanians.
Romania, South-East Region, Vrancea County
Type of WWI-heritage
- War monument
height: 3 m, area: 2,580 sqm
State of repair/preservation
No information available
Historical WWI Context
The cemetery was built in memory of the German and Romanian soldiers who fought to defend the country's freedom during World War I battles.
A history of Romania's participation in World War One can be found on the following website: http://www.marelerazboi.ro/ (in Romanian only)
State of legal protection
This is an objective included in the List of Historic Monuments, classified as historical monuments type A (VN-IV-s-A-06614), according to the Order of the Minister of Culture no. 2.828/2015
Bordesti Commune Mayor’s Office
Kind of cultural use of WWI
The monument can be visited throughout the entire year.
Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
There are minibuses running thirteen times daily between Focsani and Bordesti. (Source:http://www.autogari.ro/Bordesti/Sosiri )
Further information sources
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