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Ranville War Cemetery

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Address: Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and...
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This is the main war cemetery for the Allied airborne troops in Normandy, well over 2,000 people are buried here. If you go, look for the personal stories such as the first man to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is the main war cemetery for the Allied airborne troops in Normandy, well over 2,000 people are buried here. If you go, look for the personal stories such as the first man to die (Lt Brotheridge, in the civil cemetery) or the man who was buried with his dog - as the scale is too large to take in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A stunning feature of this cemetery is the inclusion of messages from the families on the stones of the British and Canadian soldiers. For 18 yr old Private E. G. Blair, "In loving memory of our son Ernest. Not a day do we forget him, in our hearts forever dear." For 28 yr old W.P.Piper "Though lost to our sight,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A very moving place making you realize the terrific loss of young lives in ww2, a very well kept cemetery, a memorial to the bravery of all soldiers and airmen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A very moving experience, not least seeing the grave of the young paratrooper who was killed with his dog, and they are buried together. Also the fact that there are Germans buried there too. The church next door, with is monuments to the parachute regiment, is also interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was the second venue on our tour and was an amotional visit for one of our members because 14 of his friends that landed on Sword Beach with him are laid to rest here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly to those who bravely gave their life... thank you. Humbling to stand amongst you. The French have honoured them with immaculately kept graves and grounds. There is a museum opposite which is really good. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I don't how to review this apart from when you are in this area please do stop by and say hello to the boys. As with all cemeteries it is very poignant and peaceful. If you get a chance have a look inside the church as there is a stain glass window in memory of the 6th airbourne division. Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We came here with one objective and that was to pay our respects to all the brave people who lie here having given the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty. Most of the soldiers here are between 18 & 25, which is the age of our children...... One grave in particular was the main purpose of our visit and that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This cemetry is immaculately kept in a peaceful location next to the church. You can park outside and as far as I could tell is wheelchair accessible. There is a register of the fallen , the yougest being 16, in the gatehouse. A sad reminder of the folly of war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Over 2000 soldiers from all nationalities including German Soldiers are buried and remembered in this beautiful, tranquil cemetery. There are also some in the little churchyard of the adjacent church by the front wall. In the churchyard is the grave of the only soldier to die in the taking of Pegasus Bridge an in the cemetery that of a 16... More 

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