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Cimetières Militaires, Ranville

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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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  • I have been here lots of times, and still get a lump in my throat. Do a bit of research first. It is immaculate, and terribly, terribly moving. The little quotes from the families on the British grave...  more »
  • This is the main war cemetery for the Allied airborne troops in Normandy, well over 2,000 people are buried here. If you go, look for the personal stories such as the first man to die (Lt Brotheridge,...  more »
  • Visit this cemetery following the visit of the Merville battery where we learn the history of this young English soldier dead with his dog. Symbolic place where many British names are based there. Let's not forget!
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