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British War Cemetery

in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy | (Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie), Bayeux, France
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Bayeux
Type: Cemeteries
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Quimper, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

So sad so many young men there. Well kept area . Close to town. Look for the German war graves there as well they have a different shaped top. Go on a sunny day. Note well marked on the town map

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The area is well kept and neAt? As expected of a military cemetery. Some stones were missing with markers stating they were being refurbished. The unknown markers were heart wrenching.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was a very moving and somber place. To see the names of so many young men who gave their lives fighting for their Country. I would reccomend this as a place for you to pay your respects to the True Hero's.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Our war cemetery is a necessary pilgrimage for "baby boomers" to appreciate deeply, the sacrifices so many young men made to safeguard my life's freedoms and never face personally the horrors of war. A very moving experience - to linger and reflect.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

When I visited this place the most striking thing was the age of the soldiers. In avg the age of them are around 22. It's amazing to see that during the ww2 how these young guys showed their courage to die for the allied side contrary to the current impotent state of the youth. Must watch in bayeux

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New Forest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Immaculately kept as always and immensely moving. If you are looking for a particular person, they are all listed in a book held in the central memorial building with the book of remembrance. It was nice to see so many schoolchildren's comments. It is so important that we remember the sacrifice made by our armed forces and redouble our efforts... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

In common with all British Military Cemeteries in France this one is administered by the Commonwealth War Graves. They are all of a uniformly high standard and the one in Bayeux is no exception. In spite of the fact that it was late winter on the day of our visit the grounds and gardens were exquisitely kept and a credit... More

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Bayeux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Too bad there isn't a guided tour.....like at the American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer, surely the visitors would appreciate it

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Conveniently located very close to the very impressive "Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum," this cemetery appropriately concludes the war effort via the 'ultimate' sacrifice. Beautifully maintained, the flower arrangements between each and every gravestone are both visually pleasing to anyone's eye and impressive. Ironically, even though named in honor of the Brits who 'gave their all', there are 466 Germans... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Beautiful, peaceful, respectful. It' may not be as big as the American cemetery at Omaha... But it certainly is a humbling and deeply moving place. We felt it was a must see on our DDay/Overlord mini-trip.We ended here and it was a fitting completion of an amazing three day visit.

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