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Cimetière militaire du Commonwealth de Tilly-sur-Seulles - France
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N 49° 10.436 W 000° 38.281
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Quick Description: Le cimetière militaire du Commonwealth de Tilly-sur-Seulles est un cimetière militaire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. The Tilly-sur-Seulles Commonwealth Military Cemetery is a military cemetery of the Second World War.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 7/30/2017 7:13:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMW9MA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Credits : Wikipedia

"Le cimetière militaire du Commonwealth de Tilly-sur-Seulles est un cimetière militaire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, situé à Tilly-sur-Seulles, dans le Calvados. Il contient 1222 tombes, gérées par la Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Le cimetière est situé sur la commune de Tilly-sur-Seulles, à environ 12 km au sud-est de Bayeux. Il est localisé le long de la D13, à environ 1 km du village.
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Après la prise de Bayeux le 7 juin, les troupes anglaises progressent vers Tilly-sur-Seulles mais font face à une contre-attaque et une résistance allemande. Le premier mort à être enterré dans ce qui deviendra le cimetière l'est le 8 juillet. Tilly-sur-Seulles ne sera libéré que vers le 18-19 juin, mais les combats perdurent jusqu'aux alentours du 26. Le secteur de Tilly-Juvigny a alors changé de main à 23 reprises.
Le cimetière militaire du Commonwealth de Tilly-sur-Seulles héberge 1222 tombes, dont 2 Néo-zélandais, 1 Canadien et 1 Australien. Il héberge également les corps de 232 soldats allemands. Le poète britannique Keith Douglas y est enterré.
On y trouve entre autres 135 hommes du Durham Light Infantry, 80 du Dorsetshire Regiment, 65 de la Royal Artillery, 61 du Royal Armoured Corps."

"The Tilly-sur-Seulles Commonwealth Military Cemetery is a World War II military cemetery, located in Tilly-sur-Seulles, Calvados. It contains 1222 graves, managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The cemetery is located on the commune of Tilly-sur-Seulles, about 12 km southeast of Bayeux. It is located along the D13, about 1 km from the village.
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After the capture of Bayeux on June 7, the English troops progressed towards Tilly-sur-Seulles but face a counter-attack and a German resistance. The first dead to be buried in what will become the cemetery is the 8th of July. Tilly-sur-Seulles was not released until about 18-19 June, but the fighting continued until around the 26th. The Tilly-Juvigny sector then changed hands on 23 occasions.
The Commonwealth military cemetery in Tilly-sur-Seulles contains 1222 graves, including 2 New Zealanders, 1 Canadian and 1 Australian. It also houses the bodies of 232 German soldiers. British poet Keith Douglas is buried there.
Among them are 135 men from the Durham Light Infantry, 80 from the Dorsetshire Regiment, 65 from the Royal Artillery, 61 from the Royal Armored Corps."
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