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Connantre Communal Cemetery

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 2 Find these casualties
  • Region Marne
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 48.72665, Longitude: 3.92007

Location information

Connantre is a commune 18 kilometres east of Sezanne. The Cemetery is situated down a side road to the north opposite the village church. The Communal Cemetery contains the graves of two Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War, which are located near to the west wall.

History information

When Germany invaded France early in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force had already been established there for some time. Between their dramatic evacuation a few weeks later and the Normandy landings of June 1944, Commonwealth forces activity in France was limited to coastal raids and special operations. Most of the Second World War Commonwealth cemeteries are situated in the coastal areas of northern France, but graves will also be found in communal cemeteries and churchyards all over the country, many being those of Commonwealth airmen who failed to return from missions over northern Europe.