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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  • This whole region is brimming with historical acts that helped to change the course of world history. The price paid for these acts is represented by the immense size of the military graveyards. When ...  more »
  • So sad to walk around the cemetery and see all the names and ages of the people who gave up their lives so we can enjoy the freedom we have today.  more »
  • This type of cemeteries impinge upon not only by the number of tombs that House. It also does so by the age of those who lie there. Place of reflection and that deserves to be visited.
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  • Peaceful place for heros to rest, and for the rest of us to reflect on their sacrifice.
  • Beautiful & very moving. Well maintained as always.
  • In remembrance of the fallen comrades. The cemetery is amazing.
  • What a beautiful place of rest for those men, young and old, who sacrificed their lives so that we can live the lives that we do. I found myself fighting back tears as I walked through the columns of stones, some identifying individuals by name and unit, others showing only their affiliation to certain regiments, and other stones only revealing that identification could not be made - the so-called unknown soldiers. This place of beauty, serenity and humility is truly overwhelming.
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