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RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE Print this image


Country:
France
Locality:
Calvados
Identified Casualties:
594
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-0.60116
Latitude:
49.29981

Location Information

Bazenville is a village 8 kilometres east of Bayeux.

Leave Bayeux on the D112 to the east; at the village of Sommervieu carry straight on, following the D112, and after 3 kilometres turn right onto the D87. After climbing round a bend to the left, the cemetery will be found on the left hand side.

Historical Information

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.

Ryes War Cemetery is not far inland from the beaches at Arromanches, where the 50th Division landed on 6 June. The first burials were made there just two days after the landings.

The cemetery contains 652 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also one Polish and 335 German graves.