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Ranville War Cemetery

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Address: Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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'Lest We Forget'

Humbling. Simply a must when visiting the area. Immaculately kept. Tranquil setting. A place to truly reflect on the human cost of WWII Amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Humbling. Simply a must when visiting the area. Immaculately kept. Tranquil setting. A place to truly reflect on the human cost of WWII Amazing.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a beautifully peaceful resting place for the brave men of WW2. Found it a very moving experience visiting this cemetery. Beautifully kept. Great too men from both sides of the way laying here.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited here as part of a bike ride through France and all cemeteries are worth visiting. This one enables you to understand the different people that were fighting in this area of France and took part in the operations that the surrounding museums cover.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been going to Ranville Cemetery for over 25 years to visit my father's grave and the cemetery is always in immaculate condition. It is very emotional to see the ages of the men buried there, both soldiers and airman; not forgetting the German graves as well.

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

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

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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Address: Address: Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Ranville

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