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British War Cemetery
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Bayeux
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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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Sad to know so many men were killed but thanks to them we are free. Seeing the names of not just british but zgerman soilders makes tge war more than a story in a book . It brings to mind how many families lost a loved one in the fight againdt Hitler.

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Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Always felt a connection to WW2 and Normandy in particular,without reason as I've no known family who fought at it yet as years went by I became more and more interested and promised myself I'd visit the place where so many brave men gave their lives for freedom.

Just entering the cemetery gave me an overwhelming sense of peace and loss, I walked along the gravestones and reading the names, regiments, ages and verses on the headstones of those lost was very emotional and brought real tears to my eyes.

This is a beautiful place to reflect on your own self, to bring you down to earth, it is a fitting resting place to our fallen heroes and wonderfully maintained.

I remember telling my son that all of his generation should be made to visit these places, he's coming with me next year.

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Reviewed November 20, 2014

No matter your nationality the British Cemetery must be visited if only to pay your respect to the men of the commonwealth, and look closely at the grave makers, the age of the solider is engraved its very moving.

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Reviewed November 19, 2014

It is a place every one should visit - and try to understand the horror of war - and the fact that it hasn't made us stop despite the horrendous number of graves here (over 400 thousand) plus all the other cemeteries around the area.

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Reviewed November 17, 2014

The CWGC keep this cemetery in immaculate condition, as they do all of their sites. I spent 45 minutes here, most of it in tears at the sheer number and the bravery of people who died in the battles in Normandy in 1944. People of all ranks, regiments and roles are remembered here together, along with many who cannot be identified and are simply "Known Unto God". Different nationalities, religions (Christian, Jewish, Moslem and no religion) and backgrounds remind you of the diversity of those who died to liberate Europe.
My partner recollected the "war story" comics of his childhood and reading about the brave commandos who scaled the cliffs on D-Day-their graves are here.
Across the road is the memorial to whose who died and whose remains were never found, again beautifully maintained and moving.

Thank KNM2012
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