The Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Second World War cemetery for Commonwealth soldiers in France. It contains the remains of 4,144 Commonwealth burials, 388 of them are unidentified. The cemetery also contains the war graves of 500 other nationalities, the majority of them are German.
There was little fighting in Bayeux during the invasion and push inland, most of the original graves were from nearby military hospitals and the rest were from surrounding battles and graves moved there after the war.
Opposite the cemetery is the Bayeux Memorial To The Missing which is engraved with the names of 1,808 men of the Commonwealth who died in the Battle of Normandy who have no known grave.
The top of the memorial contains an inscription in Latin
“NOS A GULIEMO VICTI VICTORIS PATRIAM LIBERAVIMUS”
(WE WHO WERE CONQUERED BY WILLIAM HAVE LIBERATED HIS FATHERLAND)
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