Urville

The only Polish Cemetery in France, Urville is 17 kms south of Caen. Free Polish Troops who fell in other parts of France were brought here and in total there are 696 Polish men buried here. The cemetery has a very austere and military look about it. Because after the war the Polish people were unable to look after the cemetery the French Anciens Combattants (Veterans Association) have undertaken the upkeep of the site. Unlike the other cemeteries in Normandy, you often see religious mementoes such as rosaries placed on the graves.

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