|Cemetery:||GRADARA WAR CEMETERY,|
|I, H, 27.
|Location:||Gradara War Cemetery is situated in the Commune of Gradara in
the Province of Pesaro. It is located about 1.5 kilometres south of the SS16, midway
between Pesaro and Riccione. Take the autostrada A14 (Bologna-Taranto) exiting at
Cattolica or Pesaro, then go along the SS16 either east from Cattolica or west from
The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime.
|Historical Information:||The cemetery occupies a unique position on a hillside which
was terraced for agriculture, each row of graves taking up one terrace.
The site for the cemetery was chosen in November 1944 and it contains the graves of casualties incurred during the advance from Ancona to Rimini (which broke the Gothic Line) and in the heavy fighting around Rimini, which was taken by the Allies on 21st September 1944.
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