ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX

Country France
Region Calvados
Total identified casualties 2046 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.17741
Longitude: -0.5139

Location Information

Cheux is a village 10 kilometres west of Caen. This cemetery is reached from Caen by taking route D9 westwards. After about 8 kilometres, the road by-passes St Manvieu village, while Cheux lies 2 kilometres to the left. You will find St Manvieu War Cemetery on the right hand side.


History Information

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. Those buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery died for the most part in the fluctuating battles from mid June to the end of July 1944, in the region between Tilly-sur-Seulles and Caen. The cemetery contains 1,627 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 49 of them unidentified. There are also 555 German burials. The cemetery was designed by Philip Hepworth.

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