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Ranville War Cemetery

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Address: Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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Sad but Beautiful

Beautifully looked after cemetery with little notes at many graves from family members which give a personal nature to the cemetery

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Beautifully looked after cemetery with little notes at many graves from family members which give a personal nature to the cemetery

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As no doubt all of these cemeteries are. Row after row of beautifully kept white gravestones. Many many so young. Many many unknown. So sad and moving. A good experience and brings home just how much people gave and suffered for the sake of others. We are so grateful

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visited this cemetery with the intention of finding this soldier's grave. His grave is in the adjacent churchyard and not with the war graves. Indeed a beautiful and tranquil place. I recommend a meal or snack at the cafe next door to the small Carrefour in the village of Ranville.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was the first cemetary we visited, early in the morning, very peaceful as it should be. A fitting resting place for those brave men

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Mixed emotions, pride but also a realization that these were just ordinary men with all the human traits who combined to achieve momentous things to put an end to evil. At an age when most of us were wrapped up in our own petty concerns they gave their lives as our young men are still doing. Double your efforts to... More 

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Portland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

both peacefull and very well looked after it is a credit to the British War Graves Comission as are all the resting place of our soldiers that we have visited during our visit to Normandy

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Wichita, Kansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My sister and I, and our husbands, traveled to Ranville War Cemetery to see our uncle's grave. He was killed there in July 1944 and, sadly, no other family members had ever been able to visit. Even without a relative to honor, the impact of this immaculately kept, quiet place is well worth a visit. The ceremony being performed by... More 

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

I found visiting the Ranville War Cemetery a very moving experience. It was very well tended, immaculate grass.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The first war cemetery I ever visited. There is no way you should be able to walk into a cemetery surrounded by a 3ft wall and have all noise cease...but you do. Beautifully kept, and haunting when you read the headstones. Gratitude and sorrow in equal measure.

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chesterfield
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A peaceful and moving experience to visit where these brave, heroic men are resting forever. So privileged to have visited this place - RIP

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