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British War Cemeteries

Europe, casualties from both World War I and World War II rest in these Cemeteries.

  1. Banneville War Cemetery

    Banneville cemetery contains 2,170 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 140 of them unidentified, and five Polishgraves. Casualties from Operation Goodwood particularly dominate this cemetery.
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  2. Bayeux War Cemetery

    The Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Second World War cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers in France, located in Bayeux, Normandy. The cemetery contains 4,648 burials, mostly of the Invasion of Normandy.
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  3. Brouay War Cemetery

    This small cemetery is located near the church. 377 soldiers are buried there, 375 British and 2 Canadians. The burials in Brouay War Cemetery relate to the heavy fighting of June and July 1944 following Operation Overlord, when Commonwealth forces attempted to encircle Caen to the south.
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  4. Cambes-en-Plaine

    Most of the 224 British soldiers buried here belong in majority to two regiments which fought to liberate Caen on 8th and 9th July 1944.: North Staffordshire and South Staffordshire Regiments.
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  5. Chouain War Cemetery

    Chouain is the smallest British cemetery in France. 46 British soldiers and 1 Czech soldier are buried here; they were killed at in the first days of the Landing.
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  6. Douvres-La-Delivrande

    This cemetery is three kilometres from the Landing Beach Juno and holds 1123 graves of soldiers killed in the battle for Normandy: 927 British, 11 Canadians, 3 Australians and 1 Pole.
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  7. Fontenay-le-Pesnel War Cemetery

    Located in the middle of the fields the cemetery at Fontenay-le-Pesnel are buried 520 soldiers, notably those who took part in Operation Epsom on 26th June.
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  8. Hermanville War Cemetery

    Hermanville is one of the smaller British Cemeteries in Normandy and close to the sea and to Landing Beach Sword, it is the last resting place for 1,005 Allied soldiers who fell in the battle to take Sword beach and the surrounding area.
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  9. Hottot Les Bagues

    The soldiers who lie in this cemetery were killed in the action to encircle Caen to the south, notably in clashes near Tilly-sur-Seulles. There are 1137 graves of Allied and German soldiers.
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  10. Ranville War Cemetery

    Near the site of the historic Pegasus Bridge is the War cemetery Ranville. In the graveyard next to the War cemetery was buried the first British soldier killed on 6 June 1944.
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  11. Ryes-Bazenville War Cemetery

    The cemetery at Bazenville was set up two days after the Landings and holds soldiers killed in the first days of the Landing. The cemetery contains 652 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also one Polish and 326 German graves.
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  12. Saint-Charles-de-Percy

    In this cemetery are buried British soldiers killed in the surrounding area and following the break-out of British troops to Vire at the end of July and the beginning of August 1944.
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  13. Saint-Desir-de-Lisieux

    The British military cemetery adjacent to the German cemetery built in June 1944.
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  14. Saint-Manvieu-Norrey

    Soldiers who lost there lives west of Caen on the Battles of Tully-Sur-Seulles, the capture of Carpiquet, and the Battle of Odon, in June and July 1944 are burried in this cemetery.
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  15. Secqueville-En-Bessin

    One of the smallest British cemeteries in the region, Secqueville-En-Bessin containing the graves of men killed in the advance to Caen in July, 1944.
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  16. Tilly-Sur-Seulles

    This quite place is the final resting place for 1,222 soldiers. The first burial made directly into the cemetery was on 8th July 1944; subsequently burials were brought in from the battlefields in the vicinity.
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