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Sicilian-Roman American cemetery and memorial: photos, description (Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial)

Sicilian-Roman American cemetery and memorial is a cemetery, where are buried the American soldiers who died during the Second World war. Founded as a temporary war cemetery in January 1944, the year, just two days after the allied landings in Anzio and Nettuno, today it occupies the territory of 31 hectares. a large pond with a Central island and a Cenotaph is framed by rows of Italian cypresses, and behind him are the graves of almost 8 thousand soldiers. Graves are located in graceful arches to the extensive lawn among rows of Roman pines.

Most of these soldiers died during the liberation of Sicily during operation Husky in August 1943. Also the military are buried here, killed during the landing at Salerno in September 1943 (operation "avalanche"), and in the course of Anzio-Natonski operations in January-may 1944.

A wide Central Mall leads to the Memorial, rich in works of art and architectural elements, expressing the memory of America's fallen sons. The memorial consists of a chapel, a peristyle with a platform, surrounded by a colonnade, and the room with the map. The white marble walls of the chapel are engraved the names of 3095 missing soldiers, and sockets marked with the names of those who were found and identified over the years. In the room with the map is a bronze bas-relief with the image of the card and four cards, murals, telling about the military operations for the liberation of Sicily and Italy. Around the Memorial you will find a decorative Italian garden.

Sicilian-American Roman cemetery located at the Northern tip of the town of Nettuno 61 km from Rome. It can be reached by highway via Pontia.