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Bayeux Commonwealth War Cemetery

Listed under Military History in Normandy, France.

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The Bayeux Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery is the second largest Allied cemetery in Normandy after the American Cemetery above Omaha Beach.  Most of the 4,648 soldiers buried here, under simple white stone markers, died in the Invasion of Normandy, and here lie those brought from Sword Beach, killed on D-Day.  

The white stone Bayeux Memorial faces the cemetery and commemorates, by name another 1,808 casualties who died during the liberation of France yet have no know resting place.  It reads, in Latin, “We, once conquered by Willian, have now set free the Conqueror's native land.”

 

Written by  Toby Bright.

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