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British War Cemetery

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. 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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9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lest we should forget. Peaceful but sad to see all those brave men who gave their lives. Young men cut down before their time, older men who left behind wives and children. And sadly, those graves without any name and hence no one to remember...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place makes makes you think about everything that happened during those 3 months back in 44. Respect.

Thank hugolpr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very very impressive monument, makes one wonder and think about that oddest of human passtimes, war. One would think that with all the frightening examples from the past man would long have learned his lesson and have relegated the practice of War to the...More

Thank Willy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked over from town and spent longer than we'd anticipated because nearly every cross had a short phrase from the family of the fallen soldiers that personalized their loss and made me more aware that each cross stood for a special and unique child...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

You cant help but be moved walking around this cemetery and looking at the ages on the headstones of the soldiers sailors and airmen from Britain and the commonwealth lost around June 1944 many so young.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We stopped to pay our respects . The grounds are extremely well kept, and beautiful . It is extremely humbling to see the ages of the people who so readily made the ultimate sacrifice so others can live free . The British and the locals...More

Thank dodi534
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Very wet day. We squished amongst immaculately kept graves but were still able to wonder at the bravery of such young men who died fighting for their country and freedom. Visits to this cemetery and museums really brought home what courage they had to follow...More

Thank Hatpev9
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It is very hard to review a cemetery. But if cemeteries can be called beautiful, then this one is. Each row of stones is framed by well-tended gardens filled with all sorts of flowers. The touching part is how each stone has some remembrance engraved...More

Thank mkslbarton
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This cemetery is well maintained, and gives some idea to the care and respect that people still have for the soldiers. It is quick walk from the museum, and worth a visit.

Thank Erin K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Simple compared to American Cemetery near Omaha Beach but still a very sombre place. Don't forget to also look on the other side of the main road where there is a memorial garden and walk (see photos). 1817

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Jeanette S
Are you allowed to take dogs in the cemeteries?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Austimum | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know. But would assume no due to the nature of the site.
Lisa H
Hi, We are visiting Normandy in Feb 2016, would you be able to tell us how much the entry costs are, as we would very much like to visit and pay our respects. Thank you.
26 October 2015|
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Response from cwk2000 |
all british graves war in france and belgium both first and second war are free and a real must see