Mémorial et Cimetière du Commonwealth - Bayeux - France

Address: Bayeux (See map)
Telephone: no telephone
Website: not available

Size of the museum/site: medium
Year of visit: 2002

Description: Situated directly next to the Bayeux ringroad, the Commonwealth War Cemetery is easily accessible. It holds the graves of 4868 servicemen of mainly British origin. Remarkable is the fact that there are also Germans burried here. Perhaps the lesson to learn is that death doesn't distinguish between 'origin' or 'ideology'.

View from the entrance.

The much seen 'poppy-crowns', layed in honour of the fallen soldiers. The poppy, being the only flower able to grow in the devastated turned over landscapes of Northern France and Belgium, is a symbol used to commemorate both world wars.

One of the many tombstones in and around Bayeux.

Another view of the well maintained war-cemetery.

Memorial situated opposite the actual cemetery, commemorating 1837 missing servicemen.