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Address: Boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux, France
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Description: 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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Remembering the fallen of WW2 in Normandy

The largest CWGC cemetery in Normandy. It is, as you would expect, beautifully kept and quite busy when we visited with a mixture of tourists, those on coach tours and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Quiet and tasteful, like all CWGC cemeteries. We will remember. Do not miss the colonnade across the street. All visitors books are in place and well used.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You don't have to spend long here to get a feel of the enormity of what happened. Our children, 10 and 8, soon became engrossed in finding the ages of the soldiers and reading their poems. A must-visit.

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Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The largest CWGC cemetery in Normandy. It is, as you would expect, beautifully kept and quite busy when we visited with a mixture of tourists, those on coach tours and individuals paying respects to lost relatives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As with all the Commonwealth Cemetries I have visited this one is beautifully kept. Looking at the number of graves, age of those who gave their lives makes this an emotional place to visit but highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A very moving experience visiting this cemetery and seeing the horrors that was brings. A very moving experience even if you do not have a loved one here. We share their pain.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Exceptionally well kept WW2 cemetery, which makes everybody visiting, realise the sacrifice of these young men during this time in history.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A moving sight as always and the numbers of graves numbing. So pleased to see that Fabian Ware has been acknowledged in the street name without his tenacity and determination the war graves might not have evolved as they did. As usual, immaculately kept and blooming with roses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A great tribute to the fallen with immaculately maintained plants and ornate and detailed headstones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are in the area this is an experience not to be missed. To walk around the cemetery and see the number of graves and the ages of those who sacrificed their lives serves as a poignant reminder of the horrors of war. The cemetery is maintained in an immaculate condition, and its location is excellent, with views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is interesting the difference between the American Cemetery and the British Cemetery. Unlike the American Cemetery, the stones include the date of death, an inscription and a carving of the soldier's unit. In addition to members and former members of the British Empire - Canada, Australia, Egypt - there are graves of Italian, Czech, Russian and even German.

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Address: Boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Bayeux

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