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Address: 9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, 14400, 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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A humbling and sobering experience.

I visited the cemetery as part of a Normandy / D-Day trip and it is far better than the larger, more sanitised American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Immaculately maintained by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I visited the cemetery as part of a Normandy / D-Day trip and it is far better than the larger, more sanitised American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Immaculately maintained by the RWGC, it is easy to spend an hour or two purely to reflect on the sacrifices made by those buried here. A beautiful and peaceful area.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Took a visit and its worth taking a little time to look at the different crosses and remember where we are now. It's a very peaceful place and even if you get to the American cemetery this british cemetery is also a special place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Didn't intend to visit this place but so glad we did. So moving. Brings home the sacrifice of so many to preserve our freedom. So well kept, really moving.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

As with all the CWG this is a very well kept commentary. It is important that these places are preserved for future generations to see what war does and, the waste of life it generates.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We walked to the British War Cemetery from our Hotel which was appx a mile away. The sight as you approach and see so many graves is humbling. We meandered around the rows of tombstones reading them as we went and found one with the same surname as our own which is very rare as only 3 Emans died in... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We visited this cemetery as part of a WW II tour group. It was interesting to see how the different nationalities do their cemeteries as we went to German, several American and this Commonwealth cemetery. Touches that the Brits do that stand out are to include the age of the fallen, which drives home the sacrifice made, a personal message... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A beautifully kept cemetery, which every British visitor to Bayeux should visit. We owe our freedoms and our current way of life to those who are buried here, and their sacrifice should not be forgotten.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Today we went to visit the British War Cemetery at Bayeux. 4000 young British servicemen lie here. The place does though now exude an amazing sense of peace and tranquility and the French gardeners tend the area beautifully.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Everyone should visit at least one War Cemetery to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom. Moving and emotional.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is another example of the care taken by the War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the summer of 1944. We parked at the museum opposite and walked across to wander amongst the graves, so beautifully kept. It's a very accessible Cemetery so is easier to visit than some others.

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