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Ranville War Cemetery

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Address: Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and...
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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Place for reflection

Over 2000 soldiers from all nationalities including German Soldiers are buried and remembered in this beautiful, tranquil cemetery. There are also some in the little churchyard of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karenhilder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over 2000 soldiers from all nationalities including German Soldiers are buried and remembered in this beautiful, tranquil cemetery. There are also some in the little churchyard of the adjacent church by the front wall. In the churchyard is the grave of the only soldier to die in the taking of Pegasus Bridge an in the cemetery that of a 16... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This military cemetery is so well manicured situated right next to the local village church.Take time to sit and think of those young guys who sacrificed their lives for us.

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Attended a memorial service in Ranville on the anniversary of D Day, which began at the crossroads in the village and ended with a service within the cemetery. Walking amongst the headstones, seeing the age of those who gave their all is to say the least, emotionally touching. The way the cemetery is tended and cared for is admirable, and... More 

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Thank Phil C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

A place to come and reflect on the horrors of war and what they fought for. Also a trip to Cafe Grondre is a must see. Be nice to Madam Grondre and she is nice to you. Mark, Carl, Benjamin and Tom.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

While we were there, we met and spoke to some German reservists who had volunteered to maintain the grounds at the Ranville Cemetery using their vacation time. We noted graves of German soldiers as young as seventeen and as old as fifty-five.

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Thank AnnKirby
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

A cemetery that brings to you the reality of war. Being so close to such a famous British victory it is to easy to forget our losses. This shows the losses in that victory.

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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A lot of people take the time to see the American Cemetery at Omaha. Lets not forget that the British contributed a lot to the Normandy Campaign. Well worth the time to pay respects to those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Outstandingly looked after, not a single blade of grass out of place. Really beautiful place. Really would recommend this and is a stones throw away from Pegasus Bridge, so for so many Paras to be buried near the place they fell. Very touching

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A well maintained CWWG site with over 2200 graves from both allied and German forces DDay landings can be evidenced. Two army Padres also at rest hear Peaceful and poignant.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Yet another very well looked after war cemetery. Always a sad occasion but we must not forget the sacrifice made by these people and to educate the next generation, so hopefully it never happens again.

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