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Ranville War Cemetery

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Address: Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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Visiting such places without a personal quest to find a relative or friend is always very sad for me. I would encourage everybody to go to any war grave and this one is as fine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Visiting such places without a personal quest to find a relative or friend is always very sad for me. I would encourage everybody to go to any war grave and this one is as fine as any. Deal with it in your own way but just think of the terrible waste of human life. The messages of remembrance make it... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The Ranville Cemetery is a tribute to the British soldiers who died nearby during the Normandy invasion. The limestone markers are simple and many of them bear quotes that the families were encouraged to contribute. The flowers are roses and asters, reminiscent of a typical English garden.

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durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

the fallen soldiers from the D Day conflict and Pegasus bridge battle are buried here. the cemetery holds soldiers from both sides of the conflict, soldiers who were all fighting for a cause they thought was right. the area is landscaped and well looked after by the CWGC, who deserve a mention for the excellent work they do. the surrounding... More 

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Thank SteveR67Durham
Staffordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Very moving and peaceful cemetery, very well done adjacent to the church. Remember to look at the graves along the wall in the church graveyard as the first to fall in the landings are buried here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We visited Ranville to pay our respects to a family member. Parking is available at the rear of the gardens but not easy to find. We parked near to the church and walked approximately 50m to the entrance. The cemetery was beautifully kept and tranquil. Not a wheelchair friendly place with no paths.

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Richmond, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We visited a number of war cemeteries during our week in Normandy, and this was the first. Not far from the Pegasus Bridge. Right in the middle of Ranville in a very peaceful setting. Had a number of German graves there too. A sobering experience walking through the cemetery.

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Thank RhettB
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Beautiful and touching. Part of a leger battlefield tour d- day landings. Worth the visit take time to read some headstones.

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Thank jaz4031
Beaucaire, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Total reality check seeing just a percentage of the sheer amount of people who gave their lives for us. Beautifully kept and something I won't forget. I loved that it wasn't just a British cemetery but one for all those who perished. Thank you for the experience

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Grandville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

It is very humbling when you think of all the young men who put their life on the line to free Europe. And the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice now have a tranquil spot to rest. I'm glad to see that this cemetery is so well maintained and looked after. The CEMETERY contains 2,236 Commonwealth burials of the Second... More 

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Thank The_GR_Blade
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful cemetery tucked away in the middle of the town. All of the cemeteries are worth visits, not just the larger ones. They're all astonishingly well kept and well looked after, just as they should be.

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