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“Very moving”

Ranville War Cemetery
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen
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Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Ranville
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are into WW2 its a must visit. Den Brotheridge's grave is in the actual church yard, not the main cemetery. I always like to pay my respects when I see a CWGC cemetery.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

A different feel to the larger British cemetery at Bayeux and US cemetery at Omaha, more peaceful and tranquil. So so emotional and sad, but feels like a fitting tribute to those that rest here.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited this cemetery on the 6th June to celebrate the 70th anniversary truly moving occasion it's kept in very good order and congratulation to the war graves commision for that

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

If you have visited the Pegasus Airborne Memorial Museum and the Merville gun battery then a visit to the cemetery at Ranville is well worth it to remember those that did not survive the momentous events to secure the British and Canadian flank of the Normandy invasion beaches.
The cemetery is well-cared for and tranquil. There is a stone cross with bronze plaque with the Airborne emblem on it and, simply, June 1944. The rows of Portland stone grave markers each tell their story of a life taken in the conflict. There are over 2,500 burials including over 300 German graves. Look out for Pvte Robert Johns who enlisted aged 14 and died aged 16 in the fighting around Merville. Also paratrooper & dog handler Emil Corteil (plot 1A, row G) who jumped with his dog, 'Glen' on 6th June. Both were killed by "friendly fire" and are buried together. Their picture can be seen at the Pegasus Airborne museum. There are also the graves of eight captured British airborne troops who were shot by the enemy at Chateau de Grangues. Follow the path into the churchyard where there are more gravestones of interest including Lt. Den Brotheridge the first fatal casualty of the attack on Pegasus Bridge.

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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Located a short drive from Pegasus Bridge is the British Cemetery where those killed during the capture of the bridge and in battles that followed now rest in peace. As expected with all CWC sites, its impeccably kept and very peaceful in a quiet part of the village. If you visit the Bridge, you need to come here to see the true price they paid.

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