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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 #1 of 12 Attractions in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Nyon, Switzerland
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151 reviews 151 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited this cemetery a number of years ago and it has lost none of its emotional impact. Situated on the ring road just a short walk from our town centre hotel, it is well worth an hour or so of your time. The regimented rows and columns of clean white marble headstones set in immaculately kept gardens many marked... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Visited here as my Wife's Grandfather is on the memorial (He didn't make it to the land on D-Day) Had a good explore of the cemetary. Unexpectedly emotional when you discover graves of Germans alongside ours or photos left by relatives or begin to count the numbers of the stones. A must visit, unforgettable.

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Pretoria, South Africa
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Any war cemetery is a cause for reflection on the sacrifices of generations past. This is a beautifully maintained cemetery and it is worth spending at least two hours. Young manhood lost in the cause of freedom.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Sad to know so many men were killed but thanks to them we are free. Seeing the names of not just british but zgerman soilders makes tge war more than a story in a book . It brings to mind how many families lost a loved one in the fight againdt Hitler.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Always felt a connection to WW2 and Normandy in particular,without reason as I've no known family who fought at it yet as years went by I became more and more interested and promised myself I'd visit the place where so many brave men gave their lives for freedom. Just entering the cemetery gave me an overwhelming sense of peace and... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

No matter your nationality the British Cemetery must be visited if only to pay your respect to the men of the commonwealth, and look closely at the grave makers, the age of the solider is engraved its very moving.

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Darcey France
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25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It is a place every one should visit - and try to understand the horror of war - and the fact that it hasn't made us stop despite the horrendous number of graves here (over 400 thousand) plus all the other cemeteries around the area.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The CWGC keep this cemetery in immaculate condition, as they do all of their sites. I spent 45 minutes here, most of it in tears at the sheer number and the bravery of people who died in the battles in Normandy in 1944. People of all ranks, regiments and roles are remembered here together, along with many who cannot be... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Right across the street from the Museum of the Battle of Normandy so there's no reason to miss it. It's beautifully maintained but certainly saddening when you walk among the hundreds of graves and note the ages of those who died.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Felt compelled to write a review after seeing some "average" ratings with comments like "OK for a drive by". Frankly that is insulting to the thousands who rest here who gave their lives for others. The site is a classic CWG cemetry, immaculate, peaceful, and oozes respect. Cars slow as they pass and people wander the rows of stones in... More 

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