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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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Beautiful and Well Kept Memorial

What a gorgeous memorial. It is completely open and is beautifully kept. It is not as vast as the American Cemetery but has a lot more personal touches with each headstone having... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a gorgeous memorial. It is completely open and is beautifully kept. It is not as vast as the American Cemetery but has a lot more personal touches with each headstone having their own stunning flowers and a lot inscriptions on the stones themselves. A must visit place for an hour or so.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Recently visited as part of our visit to Normandy . Very humbling and good to see how well the cemetery is tended. I would recommend to any one with teenagers ... We must not forget them

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Reading or hearing the number of dead in the Battle of Normandy cannot compare to seeing the grave markers for British Commonwealth soldiers that gave their lives in this conflict. The site is easy to walk to from the Museum of the Battle of Normandy and has a beautiful multi-columed memorial in front.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is clearly not a fun visit. 4000 grave stones and another 1800 names engraved on the monument for whom no last resting place is known is a sobering sight. The whole site is immaculate - the large monument on one side of the road marking those with no graves and then the silent rows of graves on the other... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

After visiting the museum a few yards away which captures in a very graphic way the events that unfolded in 1944 in this part of Normandy the cemetery is a very sobering reminder of all those who made the final sacrifice in order to free Europe from the tyranny of Nazi domination. White crosses in endless rows depicting the deaths... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to come here after a visit to gold beach to pay our respects to the 4,000 servicemen buried here. Beautifully kept and reverent. Sad to see the graves of unknown men..worth a visit

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Around 4000 grave stones here from all different countries including Germany. Although not as visually striking or imposing as the American cemetery near Omaha beach it is equally impactive emotionally, even more so for me being British. Next to a main road the site is maintained perfectly with uniformed grave stones standing to attention among the trees, wildlife and memorial... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is the biggest war cemetery in France. It is a place of reflection. It is beautifully kept and is opposite the War Museum which is well worth a visit.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Felt small and humble, but inspired and proud, just wandering around and paying our respects. I visited this cemetery when I was a child on a school trip and I felt the same again. All of these brave men and women gave up their lives just so we had a future. The respect that is paid to this cemetery is... More 

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Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been here 6 times as my Grandad is buried here and every time I come it is still as well manicured as the last. It is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by others for our freedom and the waste of human life.

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