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Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
- Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
- Alt Name:
- Belleau Wood Battlefield
- World War One
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Chateau-Thierry American Monument, Somme battlefields,
about Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery is a World War I cemetery on the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood, which took place from 1 June to 26 June 1918.
The Battle of Belleau Wood saw American marines stop the German army from crossing the Marne River, halting their progress and securing the area. In honour of the marines who fought in this battle, the woods were renamed “Woods of the Marine Brigade”.
There are 2,289 graves at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, mostly belonging to soldiers who fought in the area and 250 of which are unnamed. Several memorials to the Battle of Belleau Wood surround the cemetery, including a memorial chapel, battle markers and a memorial to 1,060 missing soldiers. There is also a visitor centre and there is a guide on site when Aisne-Marne American Cemetery is open.
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Address: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, 02400 Belleau, France
Phone: (703) 696-6900
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery is located just south of the French village of Belleau off Route D9, approximately 7 miles northwest of Chateau-Thierry. The site is around 90km northeast of Paris along the A4 (partial toll road), exit 19, then Route N3. Signs to the cemetery can be seen from Chateau-Thierry. By train, Chateau-Thierry is around 1 hour from Paris’s Gare de l'Est.
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery is open daily, 9am-5pm. Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
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