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Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux

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The largest World War II cemetery of French commonwealth and English soldiers in France, Bayeux War Cemetery has more than 4,000 graves, mostly from the invasion of Normandy. Many of the gravestones and plaques have comments commemorating the lives of those who fought for freedom. The cemetery contains the Cross of Sacrifice, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, and the Bayeux Memorial, erected in white stone facing the cemetery. Using our custom trip planner, Bayeux attractions like Bayeux War Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited the cemetery straight after the Normandy museum - it's only a couple of hundred metres up the road and visiting the museum first really added to the poignancy of the visit. Being able to.....  more
    We visited the cemetery straight after the Normandy museum - it's only a couple of hundred metres up the road and visiting the museum first really added to the poignancy of the visit. Being able to.....  more »
  • The cemetery is located near the Normandy Museum in Bayeux and so we parked there and walked across the road. The cemetery does not have its own car park. It is immaculately kept and a very... 
    The cemetery is located near the Normandy Museum in Bayeux and so we parked there and walked across the road. The cemetery does not have its own car park. It is immaculately kept and a very...  more »
  • This beautifully landscaped cemetery will touch your heart. The appreciation of the French people for the sacrifices of the British and Canadian troops who perished in the D-Day invasion is so... 
    This beautifully landscaped cemetery will touch your heart. The appreciation of the French people for the sacrifices of the British and Canadian troops who perished in the D-Day invasion is so...  more »
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  • Visited on a rainy and bleak weather day. The cemetery is so well kept. A credit to CWGC staff. Whilst there we spoke with the ground’s staff who were so detailed and careful in their work. Cutting sharp edges to each headstone, clearing leaves and debris. Carefully Polishing the bright work of plaques and records vaults. One particular story had me choked up. (I’m ex Para) 9th Battalion, Private Emile Corteil a young 19yrs Paratrooper who accompanied by his beautiful dog Glen landed on 6th July 1944. Both safe landing but later both were killed. They are buried together. So sad. So young but have each other in life and death. The inscription broke me. It says, Had you known our boy you would have loved him too.
  • A place of silent remembrance and respect. Worth some time to visit and reflect. The quotes from those who lost do touch and linger..
  • Well kept cemetery and very moving to be able to pay your respects to the fallen
  • Worth a visit. Made me realise and understand even more the importance of D-day for European freedom.
  • So eye opening but so sad at the loss of so many young brave men. I had the honour of taking Len Cox from the Glorious Gloucesters who landed D-Day 2nd wave Gold Beach. Amazing experience but when Len would stop at a grave every so often and describe his friends, what they looked like, their personality and age that was hard to see as you could see Len return there back to D-Day and see the loss. Len Cox passed away 23.02.2021, hope he's having a good sing song and knees up with his friends again and wife Barbara. Rest in peace Len, a great man. Very clean quiet cemetery. Lest we forget.

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