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Ranville War Cemetery

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Address: Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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Churchyard Visit

I revisited the churchyard adjacent to the Ranville War Cemetery to see the grave of Den Brotheridge, It is grave no 43, against the wall adjacent to the road. He was the first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I revisited the churchyard adjacent to the Ranville War Cemetery to see the grave of Den Brotheridge, It is grave no 43, against the wall adjacent to the road. He was the first allied soldier to be killed; in the early hours of the D-Day morning. He was shot during the brief battle for Pegasus Bridge while under the command... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautifully maintained cemetery which evokes a powerful reminder of the sacrifice of the 6th Airborne soldiers, including Canadians of 1st Parachute Battalion. I recommend allowing at least one to two hours to fully appreciate the setting and tribute to the dead.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This cemetery is worth a visit for those who wish to find the final resting place of a great many of the soldiers who died in the early hours of D-Day taking Pegasus Bridge and jumping into Normandy behind the lines (ie. 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion). Beautifully kept, as are they all. Lest We Forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Hard to imagine what through the minds of these war hero's when looking at their ages. Can you imagine going to war with the 20 year olds of today, not sure I can. Beautiful small memorial in small peaceful village, but small is not small when compared to the UK or to some of the other cemeteries but the are... More 

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Mendoza, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is one of the smaller cemeteries you can visit on the Normandy front and it is well worthwhile making a quick visit especially if you have been to Pegasus bridge. You will see the graves of some of those mention at the bridge. Well kept and beautiful as always.

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Wootton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautifully maintained British and Commonwealth War Cemetery that I found more moving compared to the other cemeteries that we visited during our trip. The personal inscriptions on the headstones from family members of those that died are heart wrenchingly sad RIP

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Lowestoft
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

These brave men gave their all for us and our children. There are no words good enough. I can only hope their families can find some comfort in the gratitude and respect of me and my children.RIP

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old age shall not weary them or the years comdemn. We will remember

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shipley derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Located in the first village to be liberated and very interesting burials ,A good place to pay your respects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The site is very spacious and beautiful. It has a peaceful atmosphere. Visit here if you want to remember the fallen.

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