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Address: in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy | (Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie), Bayeux, France
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One knows what to expect in the war cemeteries but they are still an impressive sight. If you are not keen, go anyway. I had not planned to visit but it was worthwhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

One knows what to expect in the war cemeteries but they are still an impressive sight. If you are not keen, go anyway. I had not planned to visit but it was worthwhile.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The British and Commonwealth Cemetery is on the outskirts of Bayeux and it is a moving experience to see the graves of so many of our young men. The Cemetery is beautifully maintained and as you walk around peace and tranquility abounds. Tears come to your eyes as you see the messages and photos left at crosses of loved ones.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A beautiful and fitting resting place for the brave British and Commonwealth troops who bravely gave their lives in the liberation of Normandy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Situated on the outskirts of Bayeux, a must visit especially if you are in Normandy to see the WW2 landing beaches etc. this well kept cemetary shows part of the human cost of the war. I found the young ages of these soldiers quite moving. In contrast to the American cemetary at Omaha beach there is no flash visitor centre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The cemetery was easy to find on the ring road outside town. It was kept in pristine condition and rightly so to honour the fallen, not just from Britain but other commonwealth countries. It was hard to hold back emotions when reading the ages of the fallen. Every child should visit and understand the destruction of war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Seeing all the rows and rows of white headstones and the young people who never had the chance to live their lives - it is a place to wander around and reflect and say thanks for who knows what sort of world we would live in without their courage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nothing to Dislike... A place to think, to pray, to try to understand why they fought for and make sure nothing like this can happen again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited British War Cemetery on a bright spring day to pay tribute to the British troops who lost their lives in the battles of WWII. So many young lives sacrificed for our freedom... some of them were only 18 years old... We should never forget them. This is a must visit, if you happen to be in Bayeux on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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