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Normandy - Cemeteries and Memorials

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6 JUNE 1944 D-DAY

6 JUNE 1944 D-DAY OPERATION OVERLORD CEMETERY INFORMATION On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Allied forces launched the largest air, naval and land assault in history to liberate north-west Europe from the grip of German control. By the end of the first day they had secured a foothold in Europe on the Normandy coast and they would soon begin their advance inland. More than 22,000 Commonwealth service personnel are commemorated by the CWGC in Normandy. We maintain 18 cemeteries across the region, and each gives an insight into the progress of the fighting in the months after D-Day and the immense human cost of the battle to Liberate Europe. 1 2 4 3 2 5 1 BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL 1945 Boulevard Fabian Ware, 14400 Bayeux This spectacular cemetery is the final resting place of more than 4,100 Commonwealth servicemen. Make sure to visit CWGC Bayeux Memorial opposite the cemetery which commemorates 1,800 service personnel with no known grave. 2 BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY Route de Reviers, 14470 Reviers In this beautiful cemetery you can find the graves of many Canadian servicemen who died during the D-Day landings. Climb the towers here for spectacular views of the cemetery and on a clear day get a glimpse of Juno Beach, where the Canadians landed. 3 HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY Rue du cimetière anglais, 14880 Hermanville sur Mer Situated close to Sword Beach, where the British 3rd Division landed on D-Day, is this tranquil cemetery. On your way in, look out for the 3rd Division’s insignia on the ground at the entrance. 4 JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY D6, 14250 Chouain This area was the scene of intense fighting during the war. However, with just 48 graves, this cemetery is one of the smallest in Normandy. 5 RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY Rue du Comté Louis de Rohan Chabot, 14860 Ranville Ranville became the first village to be liberated after the nearby Pegasus Bridge was captured by paratroopers of the British 6th Airborne Division. Normandy Landings © IWM A24012

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