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Faenza War Cemetery
Provincia di Ravenna
Emilia-Romagna  Italy

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Faenza War Cemetery contains 1,152 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. It is located 1.5 kilometres south-east of Faenza and is approached by a secondary road which branches off the main Bologna-Forli road (Route No.9) just east of the town. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime.

On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Following the fall of Rome to the Allies in June 1944, the German retreat became ordered and successive stands were made on a series of defensive lines. In the northern Appenine mountains the last of these, the Gothic Line, was breached by the Allies during the Autumn campaign and the front inched forward as far as Ravenna in the Adratic sector, but with divisions transferred to support the new offensive in France, and the Germans dug in to a number of key defensive positions, the advance stalled as winter set in. The war cemetery at Faenza was formed during these months for the burial of those who were killed in the static fighting before the Allied advance was renewed in April 1945.
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Faenza War Cemetery
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
Faenza War Cemetery
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
Faenza War Cemetery
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
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