Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. For the most part, those buried here died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen + the thrust southwards - led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions - to close the Falaise Gap. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the cemetery. Contains 2958 WWII burials, the majority Canadian, 87 are unidentified.
Troops landed behind the German lines at Anzio, 1/1944, Cassino was not taken until 18.5.1944. The site for Cassino War Cemetery was originally selected 1/1944, but the development of the battle during the first 5 months of that year made it impossible to use it until after the Germans had withdrawn from Cassino. Within Cassino War Cemetery stands the CASSINO MEMORIAL which commemorates over 4000 WWII Commonwealth servicemen who took part in the Italian campaign and whose graves are not…
The Dieppe Raid of 18-19 .8.1942 was the first large scale daylight assault on a strongly held objective on the Continent since the Allied withdrawal of 1940. Many of those who died in the raid are buried at DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, where 948 WWII Commonwealth servicemen are buried or commemorated, 187 are unidentified. Designed by Philip Hepworth, it was the first new cemetery of WWII to be completed in 1949.
CASSINO WAR CEMETERY's site was originally selected 1/'44, development of the battle 1-5/'44 made it impossible to use until the Germans withdrew from Cassino. During those months, Cassino saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian campaign, the dominating Monastery Hill proving the most stubborn obstacle encountered in the advance towards Rome. Most of those buried here died in the battles 1-5/'44. 4271 WWII Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated here, 289 are unidentified.
BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados; is the largest WWII Commonwealth cemetery in France; IT contains burials brought in from the surrounding districts and from hospitals that were located nearby. Completed in 1952, it contains 4144 WWII Commonwealth burials, 338 are unidentified. The Bayeux Memorial stands opposite the cemetery + bears the names of more than 1800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the Normandy campaign have no known grave.