Rancourt Soldatenfriedhof

Rancourt Soldatenfriedhof

Rancourt Soldatenfriedhof is located just to the west of the village of Rancourt.

This cemetery contains 11,422 German soldiers, with two mass graves containing 7,492 soldiers only 2,316 of whom were identified.


Today Rancourt has the dubious privilege of hosting three military cemeteries - French, British, and German.

It is also the key site for the commemoration of French participation in the Battle of the Somme.

This village, like all those nearby, was entirely destroyed during the Great War.

There are only a few graves here from the early months of the war. Two thirds of the dead lying here are from the Battle of the Somme between July and November 1916. Most of the remainder are from the summer of 1918.


A small chapel made from red Vosges sandstone lies within the cemetery. Inside is a carving of the "Entombment".

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Rancourt Soldatenfriedhof

Rancourt Soldatenfriedhof
Rancourt Soldatenfriedhof is located just to the west of the village of Rancourt.

This cemetery contains 11,422 German soldiers, with two mass graves containing 7,492 soldiers only 2,316 of whom were identified.


Today Rancourt has the dubious privilege of hosting three military cemeteries - French, British, and German.

It is also the key site for the commemoration of French participation in the Battle of the Somme.

This village, like all those nearby, was entirely destroyed during the Great War.

There are only a few graves here from the early months of the war. Two thirds of the dead lying here are from the Battle of the Somme between July and November 1916. Most of the remainder are from the summer of 1918.


A small chapel made from red Vosges sandstone lies within the cemetery. Inside is a carving of the "Entombment".

(Click here to see a photograph)
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