Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Cintheaux

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The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery is a war cemetery containing predominantly Canadian soldiers killed during the later stages of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. It is located close to the village of Cintheaux and named after Bretteville-sur-Laize in the Calvados department, between Caen and Falaise in lower Normandy.
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  • My mother's first cousin, Ian Philip MACDONALD, was killed in action on a night patrol on 19th June 1944 at the railway bridge just south of Putot-en-Bessin aged 24. He is buried in this cemetery. 
    My mother's first cousin, Ian Philip MACDONALD, was killed in action on a night patrol on 19th June 1944 at the railway bridge just south of Putot-en-Bessin aged 24. He is buried in this cemetery.  more »
  • 26/06/19 We found your place of rest with the help of a lovely French gardener. So peaceful and so humbling thank you our French friends for keeping everything beautiful. My dad is 95 and this visit....  more
    26/06/19 We found your place of rest with the help of a lovely French gardener. So peaceful and so humbling thank you our French friends for keeping everything beautiful. My dad is 95 and this visit....  more »
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  • My wife and I were visiting Normandy in September to appreciate the area which we have travelled through for many years on out way south. We had visited the Pegasus Bridge Memorial on the morning of the 20th September and on our way back to Falaise I noticed this Memorial which we had passed many times on our previous travels. We decided to stop off to pay our respects. It was truly a humbling experience to see how many young men had laid down their lives to defend the freedom of the "civilised" world. When will society ever learn? God rest their souls.
  • 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.

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