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Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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. Arrange to visit Bayeux War Cemetery and other attractions in Bayeux using our Bayeux trip itinerary builder.
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This is another example of the care taken by the War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the summer of 1944. We parked at the museum opposite and wal... read more »
Our tour was timed to be present for the lowering of the flags. One flag was lowered in silence. The second was lowered as "Taps" were played.
Paid another visit to the CWGC cemetery. It never fails to make one think of the enormous debt we owe all of the fallen. Impeccably kept by the hard working grounds men and gardeners.
One of the most beautifully, well maintained cemeteries I've seen. In my opinion this impeccable maintenance of the cemetery is a nice way of remembering the soldiers who gave their life for our freedom.
Worth the visit. Well preserved. It's a commonwealth cemetery and you can find also German's tombs. It's very impressive to see "unknown soldier" "unkown sailor" or how many of them were 19 years old
So unnecessary with so many youths given there lives so we can live in "peace" But thank you.
It was always a promise to my grandad to visit, overwhelming very moving and so sad, yet very proud of all the men for that day that changed history.
Thomas M'Guire Curran
Visited this remarkable Memorial to the WW2 D- Day heroes. The feeling of sadness and futility when looking at the Headstones and the ages' of the dead still haunts me. RIP.
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