Talk:German War Graves Commission

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


German War Graves CommissionGerman National War Graves Welfare Organisation — your manual of style says use real name of organisation in english. this name does not exist in english or german.United Prune Corporation 13:15, 21 May 2007 (UTC) —United Prune Corporation 13:15, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

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  • Disagree Roger 15:21, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Disagree --Aarktica 17:36, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:

This name is not made up. The organisation is widely referred to as the German War Graves Commission. They use this name themselves in English here, for instance. It is also used by their British sister counterpart - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (here, for example, under War Grave Organisations). Other usage examples include this one, this too and finally this. In any event, the proposed alternative is not the real name of the organisation in English but one of several possible literal translations. For instance, German People's War Grave Care Society is also a literal translation of Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge. Roger 15:21, 21 May 2007 (UTC)


The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

It was requested that this article be renamed but there was no consensus for it be moved. --Stemonitis 06:35, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008[edit]

Article reassessed and graded as start class. --dashiellx (talk) 10:54, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Deutsche Ehrenstätte El Alamein[edit]

The Deutsche Ehrenstätte El Alamein is located near El Alamein, Matruh, Egypt, and contains the remains of some 20,000 unknown German dead from World War II. I do not see it listed in this article. Nor can I find it on the GWGC website. So here is more information: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/44692602 and http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2400763&CScntry=147&CSsr=21& . Are there German speaking/reading editors out there who can incorporate this El Alamein memorial into the article? But if it is not a GWGC cemetery, where (e.g., which article) might this info belong? --S. Rich (talk) 00:00, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you S. Rich for this hint (Deutsche Kriegsgräberstätte El Alamain). There is a description on the internet site of German War Graves Commission.<refInventory of German War Grave cemeteries (Land=country, Friedhof=name of cemetery)</ref It is thankfully mentioned that British people helped to bury the dead German bodies. --Roland.h.bueb (talk) 21:12, 28 April 2012 (UTC)--Roland.h.bueb (talk) 21:16, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
S. Rich, a detailed discription of the german cemetery can be found under Internetsite of Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (German War Graves commission: El Alamein German war cemetery). For the Italian and Commonwealth cemeteries look El Alamein and de:El-Alamein#Kriegsgräberstätten.--Roland.h.bueb (talk) 17:49, 3 April 2013 (UTC) --Roland.h.bueb (talk) 18:34, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Segments translated from German to English language[edit]

Section from de:Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge#Partnerorganisationen im Ausland translated from German to English language.--Roland.h.bueb (talk) 17:49, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Today I will start to translate section de:Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge#Tätigkeiten to German War Graves Commission#Activities--Roland.h.bueb (talk) 17:13, 28 March 2013 (UTC)