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Ranville War Cemetery

Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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Ranked #3 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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Bromley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Located a short drive from Pegasus Bridge is the British Cemetery where those killed during the capture of the bridge and in battles that followed now rest in peace. As expected with all CWC sites, its impeccably kept and very peaceful in a quiet part of the village. If you visit the Bridge, you need to come here to see... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Ranville was our last destination before heading north to the crossing. This is a very peaceful setting , with just the birds singing in the background. The grounds are well looked after, and immaculate. The head stones on the British war graves, give us more information about the lad’s that lay here. The youngest 16 yrs old, and one within... More

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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have been reading about the people and the plans involved which makes every site more real and personal. Thank you to Major and Mrs Holt for your book. Ranville was the first town to be liberated. The cemetery started with a few graves tended by a 9 year old boy. Beautifully tended and a bust of Gale outside the... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Visiting the Ranville Cemetery was certainly a very humbling experience. Just to go and see the amount of men laid to rest there and how young some of them were. Clearly well looked after and maintained, certainly worth spending some time there to reflect.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Im just writing to say that my Father and I have recently visited this cemetery. My father was 7 when D-DAY happened and is now in his late 70's but it just shows that we are both fortunate to reach our respective ages unlike these brave men. We, who respect that you gave the ultimate sacrifice will never forget what... More

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

If you are in the area you must visit this timeless memorial and tribute to all those that fell in the war. I visited with a group of air cadets and we found it so interesting finding people who had been killed in action who were the same age as us. One warning - Take tissues! It is incredibly moving.

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leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Like wise to the other contributions, what can you say? A huge sacrifice given by these young men for our freedom today. I am 50 and this is the first time i have visited Normandie. A beautiful area of France i would recommend this to everyone. God Bless the brave, we will never forget.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Not much I can add to previous contributions but, as with all Commonwealth War Grave Commission Cemeteries, Ranville is absolutely immaculate. This was my second visit, and just to walk among the graves there is a humbling experience, reading the names and ages of young men who died before I was born, and who were younger when they made the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

In 3 weeks time i am visiting the D-Day peninsula again with my 18 year old nephew. This is the 8th visit in the last 4 years and am constantly amazed at the new places to visit after carrying out research prior to my visit. One place i always end up at towards the end of the day as i... More

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