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Monday, November 4, 2013

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

 Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery ( Photo Peter Haentjens )

Reviers is a village lying 18 km east of Bayeux, 15 km north west of Caen and 4 km south of Courseulles-sur-Mer. The cemetery lies on the north side of the main road 1 km east of Reviers.

Historical Information
The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.

Many of those buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery were men of the 3rd Canadian Division who died either on 6 June or during the early days of the advance towards Caen, when the Division engaged a German battle group formed from the 716th Division and the 21st Panzer Division.

The cemetery contains 2,048 Second World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 19 of them unidentified