Bayeux War Cemetery

Bayeux War Cemetery

Bayeux War Cemetery
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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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Randy S
Portland, OR335 contributions
Quiet & sad
Jul 2021
What can you say about a cemetary with thousands of young men to gave their lives so that others could live free.
Written 21 July 2021
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Reispepe
Middelburg, The Netherlands411 contributions
Impressive and personal cemetery
Sep 2020
We were very impressed with this war cemetery. You can walk along the graves and the graves not only show the name and rank but also the age and often also a personal note of those who stayed behind. This makes it very personal and emotional. What I also liked is that various nationalities were buried and there were flowers on the graves or growing near the graves. It made me silent and grateful.
Written 30 September 2020
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portercheryl
3 contributions
Humbling
Aug 2020
Great place to visit, it makes you stop and think and remember. It was very well kept. I would recommend you put this on your list.
Written 10 September 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia30,967 contributions
A humbling experience
Sep 2019
The Bayeux War Cemetery is a very special site. It is the largest World War II cemetery in France, of the British Commonwealth of Nations. It contains the remains of several thousand soldiers who sacrificed their lives during that war, mostly in the invasion of Normandy. The site is immaculately kept and it is easy walking through. The ages of many of the fallen range from as young as 17 to much older heroes. It makes one stop and reflect of the sacrifices made by those who gave their lives at that time. Nearby is also the Bayeux Museum of the Battle of Normandy which deserves a visit.
Written 26 August 2020
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In for a pound
Ixelles, Belgium78 contributions
Very moving
Jul 2020 • Family
No trip to Bayeux is complete without a trip to the war cemetery even with young children. We visited the museum (which is in dire need of a facelift) and then walked on a sunny day through the cemetery and the lines of graves. A moving and stark reminder of how many lost their lives and the of the debt of gratitude we owe them.
Written 11 August 2020
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SirDickieHolland
Birmingham, UK181 contributions
Truly moving and humbling. A must see.
Jul 2020
You can't visit Bayeux and not visit this place. We were fortunate enough to visit on a hot, sunny day. The Battle of Normandy museum is just over the road and also well worth a visit. The peacefulness of this place is a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in Normandy. The stones are (like most cemeteries of this nature) immaculately laid out in order and spotlessly clean. The ages of those who gave their lives is truly upsetting - my wife saw one of a lad who was only 17, but there are very many 19, 20 and 21 year olds laid to rest here. There are even some stones where the soldier was simply unidentifiable, which brings the horrors home. For those wishing to tear down statues and deface war memorials right now, I recommend visiting this place and then see how you feel.
Written 18 July 2020
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Brittany E
Paris, France16 contributions
Beautiful grounds
Jun 2020
Enjoyed touring this cemetery.It is beautifully maintained and a humbling experience. So many lives and many so young. The names, ages and positions on the beautiful headstones
Written 22 June 2020
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Levi N
Fairfax, VA539 contributions
Small But One of the Best Sites in Normandy
Oct 2019
This place was absolutely moving. It's smaller than the American Cemetery, but just as impactful. It doesn't have a ton of people walking through and the trees are very peaceful. It was one of the highlights of my trip. Make time to see it.
Written 29 March 2020
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swillis2016
Plymouth, UK7 contributions
Just beautiful. Breathtaking.
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautiful, peaceful and perfectly kept. It was surreal but beautiful to see. I would recommend searching the website before you go for family name so you can leave a token of remembrance. The sun came out as soon as we stepped inside the gate and went in as soon as we left, the sun bouncing off the headstones was an amazing sight, everything perfectly lined up from every angle. Just beautiful.
Written 16 March 2020
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Richard H
Croydon, UK246 contributions
Poignant
Feb 2020
Cemeteries are hardly a place to post reviews to encourage others to visit / avoid. We will all be going here for our own reasons. I am just glad we came to pay our respects and have a few thoughtful moments. I have shown a passing interest in the events that took place in 1944 in the past and chose to come to Bayeux to understand a little more and a slow walk along the rows of head stones looking at the ages of those interned was probably the most important thing I took away with me.
Written 3 March 2020
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