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Address: 9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, 14400, Bayeux, France
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The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen....

The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is named Boulevard Fabian Ware. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, which was completed in 1952, contains 4,144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also over 500 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German. The BAYEUX MEMORIAL stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August.

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Very sad to see how young these brave soldiers were and very humbling that they gave so much for us all. Very peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very sad to see how young these brave soldiers were and very humbling that they gave so much for us all. Very peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What can you write about a cemetery? Apart from I would suggest to anyone passing by to pop in and say hello to the boys who gave their lives for our freedom. I'm sure they appreciate us visiting them and keeping their memories alive. Lest we forget

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such cemeteries are suggestive visual tool to show the horrors of war and its consequences to younger generations. I hope that my children have learned this lesson, and later they will contribute at least a bit to secure the peace

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are no words to describe the emotion you feel as you walk amongst the graves of these fallen heroes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As all war cemeteries, this is a solemn place. it is very well maintained, including a central monument that was covered in poppies when we were there. Across the road, there's a large monument with a bit of a snarky commentary - something referencing the invasion of William the Conqueror, who left France to conquer England, now the descendants of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here as part of our driving tour around Normandy. Very well presented and puts what happened in 1944 into perspective. Very moving and well worth a visit to pay your respects.

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This cemetry is impressive, sad and uplifting. The way the rows of graves and monuments are set out is impressive, the flowers and brave inscriptions are uplifting, the names and ages is sad. They truly gave their all for us and we shall never forget. Our group did have tears whilst walking around the cemetry, but we were glad we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend a visit to the British War Cemetery. My family visited the American cemetery which I also highly recommend, but as we were staying in Bayeux, we also walked over to the British Cemetery. In the British cemetery many of the grave stones have a message or a bible quote on them that was chosen by the families... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cemetery after going to the D Day beaches. It is beautifully kept and very moving standing there looking at all the graves. Well worth a visit to pay your respects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with all Commonwealth War Cemeteries, Bayeux is an oasis of peace in a busy area and immaculately kept. You cannot help but be moved by the rows of hard stones showing the names and ages of those who fell in combat. Normandy is becoming a little bit of a theme park regarding D Day so make sure you ground... More 

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