The Canadian Cemetery at Bény - Riviers

This cemetery is one of two Canadian cemeteries in Normandy. The other is situated at Bretteville sur Laize near Falaise, which has nearly 3,000 burials. This cemetery is the last resting place for 2,049 servicemen who fell in the early days of the battle to liberate Normandy. All are Canadian except for four Englishmen and one Frenchman. The cemetery was chosen in 1946 to replace two temporary sites that were set up just after D-day. The site was selected because of its situation on high ground overlooking the sea. The cemetery is looked after by the British War Graves Commission who look after all the Commonwealth graves in Europe from both the first and second world wars.

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