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Address: Boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux, France

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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Visit to the Cemetery reminds us of what we owe to those brave men who gave their lives for us to live today.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit to the Cemetery reminds us of what we owe to those brave men who gave their lives for us to live today.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Makes you proud to be British. A beautifully kept cemetery. Very moving and certainly worth visiting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No matter how often we return to Bayeux and visit the cemetery it still evokes powerful emotions,well tended and very tranquil.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like all CWGC cemeteries this one was well kept and laid out in a familiar style like the others. I would imagine in the summer when all the plants and roses are in flower it would look beautiful. We parked in the car park of the Museum of the battle of Normandy about 150 metres away. I would imagine not... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

All of the cemeteries in Normandy are very sobering places, even if you are not a student of WW2. The British cemetery is a fitting tribute indeed to those fallen during the invasion.

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I visited here along with my father and cousin. We had all been to the American cemetery and my father, being English, and a young boy during the war wanted to visit here as his father was an officer and veteran of World War II. The cemetery is well kept up and somewhat understated without the grandeur of the American... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

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 also many unknown men. But also shows it was a combined effort, when you see men of different religions and backgrounds,... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

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 than you would expect given the size of the cemetery but all is very impressive. A must see and we... More 

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Mazarrón, Murcia, Spain
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 families. There is also a monument opposite the cemetery that has the names of the dead who don't have graves as their bodies were never found.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Came here in 2014 to visit my nans twin brothers grave as no one from the family had ever been here . it was an emotional place but also you felt so much respect for all that were buried there , a must if you are in the area to go pay your respects . would like to come back... More 

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