At the time of battle the obvious place to bury your dead is the local cemetery. Here was no different. As the battle progressed from the early hours of the 5th June when six gliders landed just down the road to the west. The paratroopers followed and gradually took the village of Ranville and joined up with the glider troops (Ox & Bucks Light Infantry). The church was used as a casualty clearing station. As the first casualties came in so were the dead buried and the thin red line is the cemetery burials and the red square the German burials.

Cemetery Ranville CWGC Cemetery 6th June 2010
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06 June 2010

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