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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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It is so sad to see these war graves and it is worthy to visit and be grateful for those many young men who suffered so much and gave their lives to bring liberty to Europe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Abrantes, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is so sad to see these war graves and it is worthy to visit and be grateful for those many young men who suffered so much and gave their lives to bring liberty to Europe. Walking amongst the graves two things struck me. First of the four and a half thousand or so graves how many of the men... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well kept, beautiful and very depressing to see the age of the soldier who died. Well worth a visit.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The cemetery is very moving; with a list of names in a little closet inside one of the buildings. All these young men lost...

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Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Several Medal of Honor recipients are buried in the cemetery. It really is a beautiful cemetery and a nice walk through before or after visiting the beaches.

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Normandy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

A very nicely kept place, clean, well maintained and very respectful. The cemetery is dedicated to the Commonwealth soldiers who died here. It's a worthwhile visit, if only to pay respect to the many who gave their lives. It's located right next to the War museum and the Reporters Memorial.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Bayeux is a fabulous place to stay if you wish to learn about the famous Normandy Landing. Located right in town is the British War Cemetery which is a very emotional experience, particularly when you look at the age of the soldiers - and then of course you have the Museum just down the street - a must see.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It was very well maintained. It really makes you think and digest what war really does. We visited the German and American cemeteries as well.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We visited the museum and then found the British cemetery. It was very sobering to see so many graves of British soldiers who died in WW2

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We were able to walk to the cemetery, were a bit surprised that it wasn't larger. Well-maintained grounds and appropriately quiet and contemplative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This was walking distance from my hotel and also from other hotels in town. It has a lot of historical value.

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