Cimetières Militaires, Ranville

#20 of 44 in Historic Sites in Calvados
Pay your respects to the sacrifice of Allied soldiers at Cimetières Militaires, dedicated to those who fell in the early battles following the D-Day invasion in World War II. Visit the cemetery, fittingly located near the first town liberated by the Allies, which features neat rows of more than 2,500 graves. The neatly kept grounds feature understated headstones and crosses, including that of the first Allied soldier killed on D-Day. While most of the soldiers interred here hailed from Great Britain, there are also a sizable number from Canada and other Allied nations, as well as a German contingent. You can use the website to find a specific name or grave, if you wish. Put Cimetières Militaires and other Ranville attractions into our Ranville family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Here is the rating "excellent" out of place, but it's well worth it to here to consider the men who gave their lives for our freedom
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  • June 27, 2017
    Another place to visit whether or if one is on vacation in the area. Like the American cemetery this perfectly care, clean. Not only is home to British soldiers (here if they put the age of the same, most around 20/22 years) if not are also buried French, Belgian and German soldiers. As a curiosity, at the church next in their outside also have buried fighters of WW2, including the fallen Allied soldier 1st on d-day. A site that is well worth visiting.
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  • June 26, 2017
    It was the first time I walked into a cemetery of soldiers who died for the France. Impressed by the loss of sight of these stelae, but also the age of these young people who died to liberate our country. This visit has taken on another dimension in our reflection on the history of this war.
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