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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
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Laguna Niguel
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Dont miss this cemetery. It really contrasts the American National Cemetery and also has a section for German soldiers as well.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visiting this cemetery was a very touching experience. It is so very well maintained and beautifully landscaped. Was an honor to be able to pay tribute to so many soldiers in such a lovely setting.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very moving experience, sight very well maintained. Thank you to the French people for gifting the land so this could be possible. Again makes you realise and appreciate the sacrifices made, lots of very young men aging from 17 upwards. A must to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It may seem morbid to visit this resting place,but just stand at the entrance and take in the terrible price that was paid for our liberty. Take time to read the headstones, many were just teenagers. I found it impossible not to feel deeply moved. I have visited this several times in the past and still feel humbled. Cross the... More

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Boise, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

beautifully landscaped cemetery. A very moving experience to witness the graves of so many young men..

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect, but found it to be quite an emotional experience. To see the graves so beautifully maintained, and to read the headstones was very moving. That these brave young men are still remembered, and honoured brings a lump to your throat and made me feel a sense of pride, and a little teary.

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Simply amazing experience, impossible not to be emotional. A real waste of a generation, but massive credit to those who planned and maintain the graves, it remains a fantastic tribute to the fallen even after 70 years.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Although it was obviously moving to see the vast number of graves of fallen comrades, the sense of tranquility was lost by there being a busy Bayeux road running right through the main entrance area.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lovely cemetery. The headstones are all individually engraved with personal epitaphs from the families to the soldiers. It is lovely to read these. Lots of beautiful flowers in every row add to the serenity of it all.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This cemetery is beautifully, and, one feels, lovingly kept. Boards explaining events are discreetly placed at the entrance. German gravestones are not polished like the allied ones, nor do they have the pognant messages from loved ones, but nowadays they obviously receive the same care. Even the road at this point in the town is arranged specially. There is also... More

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