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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. Arrange to visit Bayeux War Cemetery and other attractions in Bayeux using our Bayeux trip itinerary builder.
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  • Just gives you a perspective of the men, or should I say boys, involved in these two world wars. Just to walk around and read names, even first names, could choke you up. Sad to see that there are als...  more »
  • The location seems a bit odd when you approach but can be explained as the cemetery was built a long time ago when this was still at the edge of the city. A lot more brave soldiers are buried here tha...  more »
  • A sombe, thought provoking visit strolling amongst the well kept graves. The headstones carry the emblems of the different regiments and services and many had personal expressions from the deceased fa...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Take a moment to appreciate that thousands gave their lives.
  • What can you say, so many gave their lives for freedom, remember them AND try finding your lost family members, theres a good chance they're here if they fell in WW2, has German soldiers too.
  • 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