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Ranville War Cemetery

Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Ranville
Type: Cemeteries
Traveler Description: The Ranville War Cemetery is located in Normandy , France and holds the remains of 2,235 British Commonwealth World War II solders,  322 German... more »
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Portland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The Ranville War Cemetery is set in a small village, and is next to the church. It is a beautiful place and there are over a thousand soldiers buried here. It is a sobering feeling when you see how young the men were who died and how many died, be it by parachute or glider. Also among the named are... More

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are into WW2 its a must visit. Den Brotheridge's grave is in the actual church yard, not the main cemetery. I always like to pay my respects when I see a CWGC cemetery.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A different feel to the larger British cemetery at Bayeux and US cemetery at Omaha, more peaceful and tranquil. So so emotional and sad, but feels like a fitting tribute to those that rest here.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited this cemetery on the 6th June to celebrate the 70th anniversary truly moving occasion it's kept in very good order and congratulation to the war graves commision for that

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If you have visited the Pegasus Airborne Memorial Museum and the Merville gun battery then a visit to the cemetery at Ranville is well worth it to remember those that did not survive the momentous events to secure the British and Canadian flank of the Normandy invasion beaches. The cemetery is well-cared for and tranquil. There is a stone cross... More

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