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Cimetière Militaire Britannique - Hottot les Bagues - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 49° 09.617 W 000° 37.578
30U E 673053 N 5447987
Quick Description: Stiué entre Caen et Caumont-l'Eventé, il y a 1137 tombes dans ce cimetière militaire britannique. Sited between Caen and Caumont-l'Eventé, there are 1137 graves in this British military cemetery.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 7/30/2017 7:45:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMW9MR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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"Stiué entre Caen et Caumont-l'Eventé, il y a 1137 tombes dans ce cimetière militaire britannique.
La plupart des soldats enterrés ici ont été amenés des villes alentours et sont morts pendant les lourds combats de juin et juillet 1944 pour prendre Bayeux et encercler Caen.
Ce cimetière fait partie du circuit "l'Affrontement" qui part depuis le mémorial de Caen"

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Location Information
Hottot-les-Bagues is a village 14 kilometres south-east of Bayeux.
This cemetery can be reached from Bayeux by taking the D6 southeastwards. After about 13 kilometres and after passing through Tilly-sur-Seulles, turn right (westwards) at Juvigny onto the main road (the D9) that runs from Caen towards Caumont l'Evente. The cemetery will be found after a few hundred metres on the right hand side on rising ground.
IF you come from Hottot les Bagues, cross the D9 on the blind summit, parking is on the side of the D9 coming from Juvigny.
Wheelchair access - theres a steep grass ramp
Historical Information
The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.
Most of the burials in Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery were brought in from the surrounding district, where there was much heavy fighting through June and July 1944 as Commonwealth forces tried to press on from Bayeux in an encircling movement to the south of Caen.
The cemetery contains 1,005 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 56 of them unidentified, and 132 German graves.
There are 21 Special Memorials within the above, bearing the inscription "Buried near this spot"
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Website pertaining to the cemetery: [Web Link]

Date cemetery was established: Not listed

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