British Cemetery, Bayeaux


At Bayeux is the largest British and Commonwealth WW2 cemetery in France. It holds not only the remains of almost 4,000 British soldiers but also those of 181 Canadians plus a smaller number of Australians, New Zealanders, South African, Poles, Frenchmen, Czechs, Italians, Russians and 466 Germans.




Over the road a memorial bears the names of 1,808 Commonwealth soldiers whose bodies remain missing. Also near the cemetery is the Bayeux War Museum, which tells the story of the Battle of Normandy from June to August 1944 through illustrated texts, maps, 3D relief models and video projections. There is a collection of tanks, heavy guns, arms, uniforms and archive film footage.


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