Hermanville War Cemetery Containing over 1,000 burials, Hermanville War Cemetery lies north of Caen on the D60. The nearby village of Hermanville lay behind Sword Beach and was occupied on 6 June by men of the 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Later that day, the Shropshire Light Infantry, supported by the armour of the Staffordshire Yeomanry, managed to reach and hold Bieville-Benville, a town four kilometres to the south of Hermanville. Many of the men buried in this cemetery died during this action and in the first few days of the drive towards Caen. Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery lies 14 kilometres southeast of Bayeux on the D6. The final resting place for over 1,000 Commonwealth war dead, many of those who lie here were brought in from the surrounding district, where there was much heavy fighting during June and early July of 1944.
Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery
Right: Hermanville War Cemetery
Published on May 9, 2014
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