Bretteville-sur-Laize War Cemetery

Cintheaux, France

Bretteville-sur-Laize was created as a permanent resting place for Canadian soldiers who had been temporarily buried in smaller plots close to where they fell. At the time of the cemetery's creation, France granted Canada a perpetual concession to the land occupied by the cemetery. The graves contain 2793 soldiers from the 2nd Canadian Corps, 91 of them unknown, and 79 RCAF airmen killed in the Battle of Normandy.

A large number of dead in the cemetery were killed late July 1944 around Saint-André-sur-Orne and in the battle for the Falaise Pocket in August 1944. Canadians killed earlier (June and early July) in the Battle of Normandy are buried near Juno Beach in the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

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N158, Cintheaux, France
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Founded: 1944
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in France

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Marc Montero (3 years ago)
Nuestro destino no era venir al cementerio, lo vimos por casualidad. Pero valdria la pena venir solo a verlo. Porque todo el mundo recuerda a los americanos y ingleses, pero nunca se oye hablar de los canadienses. Muy bonito y emotivo. No es muy grande.
Kensey Young (3 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit, a friends great uncle is buried here and being able to find his grave moved her to tears. It’s so important to remember the men an women who fought for us. Beautiful flowers everywhere with happy bees pollenating them shows how nature continues without us.
David Fossa (4 years ago)
Thank you to all that lay here.
Justin W (6 years ago)
Great uncle is buried here. Very well kept.
Michel Condoroussis (7 years ago)
Very well maintained, beautiful site, however it is in middle of nowhere so there are very few visitors, thus if you are nearby it is well worth a visit.
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