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Address: Boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux, France
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The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen....

The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is named Boulevard Fabian Ware. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, which was completed in 1952, contains 4,144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also over 500 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German. The BAYEUX MEMORIAL stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August.

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God Bless these men

The English honor their war dead and this in no exception. Beautiful and sad, a reminder that they should not be forgotten.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
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Bend, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I sometimes wonder if visiting a war cemetery will have an impact. So far, no matter the size or country being honored, there has been a recognition of those who sacrificed their life for our freedoms. Reading the memory lines from families who suffered loss...always such a heart awareness that occurs. Be sure to look at some of the ages... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The English honor their war dead and this in no exception. Beautiful and sad, a reminder that they should not be forgotten.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A very sobering experience ,visted with an old army pal ,shocked to see so many young service mens graves,worthwhile visit after an hour or two in the museum.

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Desford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

As with all war graves in France this is excellently looked after and the area has a very somber feel to it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This cemetery is a must see. Row upon row of white headstones, some with names and others marking 'an unknown soldier'. The cemetery is beautifully kept and it's a stark reminder of how many men died in the 2nd WW.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The British Cemetery in Bayeux was more personal than the American cemetery but no less moving. You can see more fresh flowers and personal sentiments on the graves.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The solemn atmosphere really paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives. The well kept flowers and trees, the white graves and memorial, were some of the best examples of memorial for both sides of ww2.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was a beautiful cemetery that really showed the combined efforts of those who sacrificed. The cemetery is a small, but beautiful memorial of sacrifice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went here after American cemetery. Similar but different. Nice and calm and beautiful as is the American. Has German Canadian Russian soldiers as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

A must see in normandy. Special cemetery where all the Graves have a special message engraved on stone from family. Also a section for German soldiers. The church is also interesting.

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