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Saint-Charles-de-Percy Cemetery

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    789 graves: 786 British, 3 Canadian

    In this vicinity the Front advanced slowly between Caumont-I'Éventé, liberated on 13th June 1944 and Vire and Villers-Bocage not taken until the first week of August. Those who were laid to rest at Saint-Charles-de-Percy were killed following the break-out of British troops to Vire at the end of July and the beginning of August 1944. Other soldiers who fell in the surrounding Normandy countryside are also to be found here.

    Right in the heart of the Bocage this isolated little cemetery is located only by its entrance porch. Around it are rough hedgerows where wild-cherry predominate, forming a tight enclave. On either side of the colonnaded entrance porch is a tiny flat-roofed visitors room. At the end of a wide alley stands the Cross of Sacrifice with ample space on each side. At the foot of each gravestone perennials flower throughout the summer months.

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