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Ranville War Cemetery

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Address: Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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I have been here lots of times, and still get a lump in my throat. Do a bit of research first. It is immaculate, and terribly, terribly moving. The little quotes from the families... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Tenby, United Kingdom
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well kept cemetery, a fitting and peaceful resting place for our heroes. Limited parking available on site.

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have been here lots of times, and still get a lump in my throat. Do a bit of research first. It is immaculate, and terribly, terribly moving. The little quotes from the families on the British graves are heart rending. I'm feeling emotional just remembering them now. Research the paradog, also why some gravestones are set together, the unknowns,... More 

Thank CJ964
South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is the main war cemetery for the Allied airborne troops in Normandy, well over 2,000 people are buried here. If you go, look for the personal stories such as the first man to die (Lt Brotheridge, in the civil cemetery) or the man who was buried with his dog - as the scale is too large to take in... More 

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Boston MA
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A stunning feature of this cemetery is the inclusion of messages from the families on the stones of the British and Canadian soldiers. For 18 yr old Private E. G. Blair, "In loving memory of our son Ernest. Not a day do we forget him, in our hearts forever dear." For 28 yr old W.P.Piper "Though lost to our sight,... More 

Thank snapperblue
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A very moving place making you realize the terrific loss of young lives in ww2, a very well kept cemetery, a memorial to the bravery of all soldiers and airmen.

Thank Sh271
Sussex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A very moving experience, not least seeing the grave of the young paratrooper who was killed with his dog, and they are buried together. Also the fact that there are Germans buried there too. The church next door, with is monuments to the parachute regiment, is also interesting

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was the second venue on our tour and was an amotional visit for one of our members because 14 of his friends that landed on Sword Beach with him are laid to rest here.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly to those who bravely gave their life... thank you. Humbling to stand amongst you. The French have honoured them with immaculately kept graves and grounds. There is a museum opposite which is really good. Well worth a visit.

Thank brains15
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I don't how to review this apart from when you are in this area please do stop by and say hello to the boys. As with all cemeteries it is very poignant and peaceful. If you get a chance have a look inside the church as there is a stain glass window in memory of the 6th airbourne division. Well... More 

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Long Whatton
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We came here with one objective and that was to pay our respects to all the brave people who lie here having given the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty. Most of the soldiers here are between 18 & 25, which is the age of our children...... One grave in particular was the main purpose of our visit and that was... More 

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