D-Day Location: Ranville War Cemetery

Ranville War Cemetery is a war cemetery maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on the battlefield where 6th (Airborne) Division fought in June-August 1944. The cemetery was started on D-Day and is dominated by burials from Airborne troops who fell in the first few days of the Normandy campaign.

The cemetery contains 2,235 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 97 of them unidentified. There are also 330 German graves and a few burials of other nationalities, including men from non-Commonwealth Commando units.

6th (Airborne) Division Memorial, Ranville

2 thoughts on “D-Day Location: Ranville War Cemetery

  1. We owe a great debt of gratitude to all the brave men who gave their lives to ensure our liberty not forgetting the French resistance who used their bands of hero’s to stop the Germans reinforcing the forward troops. THEY GAVE THEIR TODAY FOR OUR TOMMOROW.

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