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A small cemetery in a quiet part of the coast where wandering around reading the headstones makes one realise how sad life can be. Realistically a place for older people to share silent thoughts, sad beyond belief. If you have a moment it's well we...More
We started our Normandy tour of D-Day sites with a visit to the Pegasus Memorial Museum. The museum is very well done as so many of the museums are in the area. What we didn't expect was the Ranville War cemetery which is just a...More
Spend about 45 minutes here, as it was part of the Leger Guided Tour places to visit.
Beautifully kept and this area is so very humbling and words cannot describe your emotions.
There are 2500 graves here from both sides, along with locals.
Ranville War Cemetery is the final resting place of over 2500 combatants from many different nations and from both sides of the conflict. The pristine white headstones are immaculately kept by the War Graves Commission, with colourful flowers dotted around.
Sadly the legends on the...More
As all CWG are, this place is immaculate. I particularly honour how local people requested that the initial military casualties were brought in, the asked if the could be buried in the churchyard to be claimed as their own. Thank you.
having visited Pegusus bridge i wanted to visit Ranville war cemetary.it has the graves of soldiers who were killed taking and holding the bridges over the Orne.I wanted to visit Den Brotheridge's grave who led the first wave attack and took the bridge.so i had...More