Appendix 4: Normandy Cemeteries

Today, about twenty-seven cemeteries dotted around northern France pay testament to the courage and sacrifice of those who fell on 6 June 1944 and the following weeks. The main cemeteries are as follows:

The Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, situated on a cliff overlooking Omaha beach, contains the graves of 9,387 American servicemen.

The Bayeux War Cemetery contains the graves of 4,648 servicemen, mostly from the Invasion of Normandy.

The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery contains the graves of 2,782 Canadian servicemen.

La Cambe German Cemetery contains the graves of 21,222 German servicemen.

The Urville Polish Cemetery contains the graves of 696 Polish servicemen.

In addition to the cemeteries of the Battle of Normandy is the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery which contains the graves of 707 Canadian and 234 British servicemen. The cemetery at Dieppe is unique in that it was the only one to be established by Germans stationed in France.


American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

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