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BROUAY WAR CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Calvados
Identified Casualties:
370
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-0.56134
Latitude:
49.21465

Location Information

Brouay is a village in Normandy about 2 kilometres south of the main road from Bayeux to Caen and roughly midway between these two towns. The War Cemetery is next to the village church.

Visiting Information

The location and design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible. It should be noted that the access to the cemetery itself is via several steps. For further information, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information

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

For the most part, the burials in Brouay War Cemetery relate to the heavy fighting of June and July 1944, when Commonwealth forces attempted to encircle Caen to the south.

The cemetery contains 377 Second World War burials, seven of them unidentified.