The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.
Ryes War Cemetery is not far inland from the beaches at Arromanches, where the 50th Division landed on 6 June. The first burials were made there just two days after the landings.
The cemetery contains 652 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also one Polish and 335 German graves.
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- Text: Commonwealth War Graves Commission & Cornelis Reijntjes
- Photos: Jente de Roust (1,2,3,4) & Cornelis Reijntjes (5)