I always thought I knew about D-Day> the sacrifices made right before Christmas by our brave Anericans, but I learn more all the time.
Ranville War Cemetery is a war cemetery maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on the battlefield where 6th (Airborne) Division fought in June-August 1944. The cemetery was started on D-Day and is dominated by burials from Airborne troops who fell in the first few days of the Normandy campaign.
The cemetery contains 2,235 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 97 of them unidentified. There are also 330 German graves and a few burials of other nationalities, including men from non-Commonwealth Commando units.