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Take the main road
northwards from Caen, the D7 to Langrune-sur-Mer.
After about 12 kilometres, the War Cemetery will be
found on the right of the road, a few hundred metres
before reaching La Delivrande crossroads and its twin-spired
church. There is also parking to the rear of the
cemetery, down a side road which leads to the town
civil cemetery. It is recommended you park here, as
the main road is very busy.
The Allied offensive
in north-western Europe began with the Normandy
landings of 6 June 1944. The burials in La Delivrande
War Cemetery mainly date from 6 June and the landings
on Sword beach, particularly Oboe and Peter sectors.
Others were brought in later from the battlefields
between the coast and Caen. There are now 942
Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried
or commemorated in this cemetery. 63 of the burials
are unidentified but there are special memorials to a
number of casualties known to be buried among them.
The graves here are
from fighting in on Sword Beach, Airborne operations
near Pegasus Bridge & Ranville, and also the
fighting for Caen.
The breakdown of
British - 927
Australian - 3
Polish - 1
German - 180
Unidentified - 1