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“Very moving”

British War Cemetery
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Owner description: 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.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very moving”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Really moving to see all of the gravestones and read the personal comments from the families of the soldiers laid to rest here.

Right on a main road, which is a little strange but all in all very impressive and provokes a lot of emotion walking around it.

Visited August 2014
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Port Orchard, Washington
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“Peaceful Cemetery”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

A beautiful, peaceful cemetery maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Just off the ring road in Bayeux near the Museum of the Battle of Normandy. I was surprised to find quite a few German graves as well as other allied countries such as the Soviet Union, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Thought provoking”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Makes you realise the futility of war and the sacrifices made and if you call a a cemetery beautiful this one was.

Visited August 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Thought provoking.”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Emphasises the futility of war. Tranquil and peaceful. On a main road and so not as striking as, say, the American & Canadian cemeteries.

Visited August 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

Situated next to the war museum the cemetery brings home the true cost of war. The men, some just teenagers, lie in a beautifully maintained setting. There are French and German servicemen buried here as well along with Russian and Italian. You cannot fail to be moved by reading the sparse details on the graves-something you can do in peace today thanks to the sacrifice they made 70 years ago.

Visited August 2014
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