Ranville War Cemetery

Ranville War Cemetery

Ranville War Cemetery
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BigDave146
Warfield, UK27 contributions
Peaceful, immaculate and very moving
Aug 2020
We regularly visit here to pay respects to a family member. It is always perfectly kept, peaceful and there is never anyone else there. It is a credit to France and the people that maintain it. Beautiful
Written September 12, 2020
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steveoldrid
Benouville, France28 contributions
Remembering them
Feb 2020 • Friends
My regular visits here are always the same, calm and pristine condition , very few visitors and the birds are singing,many headstones are very well known , the first soldier to die in battle on d day( civil area) youngest para to die , and two brothers near to each other and the dog buried with his master .
Written February 17, 2020
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Mark Burgess
Wimbish, UK270 contributions
Extremely moving.
Nov 2019 • Business
In awe of the layout and upkeep of this cemetery. Well done to the commonwealth graves commission and long may the great work that they do continue to honour those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Written November 29, 2019
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DiggoryLondon
London301 contributions
Poignant
Sep 2019
Having visited Pegasus Bridge nearby it was only fitting to visit this pristine Commonwealth War Grave site.

Inside the main churchyard adjacent to the wall is the grave of Lieutenant Brotheridge the first person KIA on landing beside the bridge.

The main cementry is the location of the grave of 16 year old Private R.E. Johns who was the youngest military casualty killed on 23.7.44.

There are also German military graves present.

The enormity of the lives lost during the battle can be be absorbed here.
Written November 26, 2019
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584linw
Wadebridge, UK12 contributions
No words
Oct 2019
No words can really say how I found this it was totally moving to see the resting place of those brave men and how well cared for this was
If you do visit pop into the church yard next door there are the graves there too of a plane crew that died together
Very moving and look out for the grave with the paratrooper and his dog buried together as they died together
Thank you was all I kept saying as I walked along the rows
Written November 5, 2019
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Duane F
Bedale, UK288 contributions
Somber
Sep 2019 • Couples
As usual a meticulously well kept Commonwealth War cemetery, this one has Allied and German headstones in the same cemetery, it also has 47 graves in the church next door, the church is also worth a visit with a fantastic stained glass window.
Written September 11, 2019
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An_Old_Burian
Norwich, UK1,053 contributions
A suitable closing to a Pegasus Bridge visit
Aug 2019
Having seen the site and heard the story it is appropriate to visit the war graves - and, in this case, visit the grave of the first man to have been killed on D Day
Written August 27, 2019
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AnselmColom
Grays Thurrock, UK2,161 contributions
Paid our respects
Jul 2019 • Family
Just around the corner from the Pegasus Memorial, a very fitting tribute to around 2000 mainly GB soldiers, sailors and air men who lost there lives in the Normandy Battle. Beatifically well maintained, easy to find, parking, simple layout. Church next door also has a very interesting cemetery.
Written July 30, 2019
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Gary D
Patchway, UK180 contributions
For remembrance and respect
Jul 2019
Not too far from Pegasus bridge this cemetery has allied war graves of those who lost their lives during allied attack to recapture the nearby Pegasus bridge.
This is well worth a visit for anyone seeking to pay their respects to those who gave their today for our tomorrow.
Written July 25, 2019
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Chris W
Alabaster, AL233 contributions
Very moving
Jul 2019 • Friends
The sacrifices of Britain’s youth were great in WWII and this cemetery highlights that. Of particular interest are the cross made by engineers in June 1944, the grave of the first KIA on D-Day Den Brotheridge and the grave of Emile Corteil & his paratroop dog Glenn who jumped and died together on June 6.
Written July 23, 2019
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