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British War Cemetery

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Address: 9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux, France
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The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen....

The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is named Boulevard Fabian Ware. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, which was completed in 1952, contains 4,144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also over 500 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German. The BAYEUX MEMORIAL stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August.

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The British Cemetery is very well-kept with a simple layout. There are two memorials, one containing a book listing all the graves. Opposite the cemetery, on the other side of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see in normandy. Special cemetery where all the Graves have a special message engraved on stone from family. Also a section for German soldiers. The church is also interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our intention was to go to the Museum of the Battle of Normandy (we walked from our hotel), but it was the first day of the season that it was closed for lunch so we missed our chance. Instead we walked to the British War Cemetery, which we had heard about on our Juno Beach tour, and it was a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The largest of the CWC in the area was the culmination of two battle field study tours Superbly maintained and peaceful a pErfect place to remember.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site takes as long as you want. But we enjoyed wandering around peacefully reading the head stones or just having a quiet sit and refection.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a meal in Bayeux, I recommend walking over to see this cemetery. It is 20/25 minutes from the city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cemetary is not far from the center of town for easy access. It has a symmetrical design that was well planned with tombstones that often told a story. There is a central monument with other structures well placed. The only downside is that a road is adjacent to the cemetery so there is a lot of traffic noise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The British Cemetery is very well-kept with a simple layout. There are two memorials, one containing a book listing all the graves. Opposite the cemetery, on the other side of the road is the memorial inscribed with the names of those with no known graves. Carved on the memorial is a Latin text to the effect that those who were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Dale Booth (tour guide extraordinaire) took us to this cemetery and told us stories of 5 young men who gave their lives for the good of the world. It was haunting. Dale was magical

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Have been to several WW1 and WW2 cemeteries and they all leave the same feelings of awe, admiration and thanks. Great quote here on the memorial about once being conquered by William and now freeing his land. Beautiful location with leaves falling off the trees very symbolic,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Although we are Americans we wanted to honor the British troops as well and our visit to this memorial was well worth the drive to this smaller and more isolated resting place of heroes. I recommend a knowledgeable guide to describe the nearby battle areas and to inform as to why the cemetery is located where it is and why... More 

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