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BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, REVIERS

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Country:
France
Locality:
Calvados
Identified Casualties:
2029

Location Information

Reviers is a village lying 18 kilometres east of Bayeux, 15 kilometres north west of Caen and 4 kilometres south of Courseulles-sur-Mer. The cemetery lies on the north side of the main road 1 kilometre east of Reviers.

Visiting Information

we will be starting work at the above Cemetery on 3rd March 2014 for a period of 4-5 weeks during which we will be installing new access stairs to the left and right chapels. The work will not disrupt any access to the Cemetery for visitors, but the 2 viewing platforms will be closed during the duration of the works. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during this period of essential maintenance

Historical Information

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

Many of those buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery were men of the 3rd Canadian Division who died either on 6 June or during the early days of the advance towards Caen, when the Division engaged a German battle group formed from the 716th Division and the 21st Panzer Division.

The cemetery, designed by P.D. Hepworth, contains 2,048 Second World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 19 of them unidentified.

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