France - Bretteville-sur-Laize War Cemetery - 1

The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery  is located near the small town of Cintheaux - and it is one of the major D-day cemeteries. At this cemetery there are 2.873 graves. For the most part, those buried here died during the capture of Caen and the Canadian/Polish thrust southwards to close the Falaise Gap      
 
Bretteville-sur-Laize - Cintheaux

The entrance to the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. The entrance to the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

The entrance to the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.
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The grave of "A soldier of the 1939-1945 War" at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. The grave of "A soldier of the 1939-1945 War" at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

The grave of "A soldier of the 1939-1945 War" at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.
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Some of the many graves at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.

Some of the many graves at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.
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A special stone outside the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.

A special stone outside the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.
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The grave of G. C. Jensen at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.

The grave of G. C. Jensen at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.
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Signs showing the way to the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.

Signs showing the way to the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Cintheaux.
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