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Ranville War Cemetery, Ranville

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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Pay your respects to the sacrifice of Allied soldiers at Ranville War Cemetery, 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 Ranville War Cemetery and other Ranville attractions into our Ranville family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This was the second venue on our tour and was an amotional visit for one of our members because 14 of his friends that landed on Sword Beach with him are laid to rest here. 
  • Here lies the first fallen soldier Lieutenant but he is not on the great domain but to the Church left for. This Lieutenant was the first dead on gold beach and d day. very well kept domain
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  • Firstly to those who bravely gave their life... thank you. Humbling to stand amongst you. The French have honoured them with immaculately kept graves and grounds. There is a museum opposite which is r...  read more »
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