• Short Summary

    During July, 1960 the American Battle Monuments Commission will dedicate seven of the World War II military cemeteries and memorials in Europe and North Africa and its Naval Monument at Brest.

  • Description

    During July, 1960 the American Battle Monuments Commission will dedicate seven of the World War II military cemeteries and memorials in Europe and North Africa and its Naval Monument at Brest.

    The second ceremony in this series took place, July 7, in Margraten near Maastricht, Holland. The dictionary was given by Wilbur M. Brucker, U.S. Secretary of the Army. Also taking part in this ceremony were Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, who laid a wreath, and the American Ambassador in Holland, Philip Young.

    As a tribute to Americans who rest in Margraten Cemetery, children of Margraten laid flowers on the graves.

    Total burials in World War II cemeteries are 138, 879. Margraten has 8301 graves, of which 1712 names are missing; about 40 pairs of brothers are buried here.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC495MXRATBYHSCX5P0BY7EMQ9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC495MXRATBYHSCX5P0BY7EMQ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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