4.648 graves: 3.935 British, 17 Australian, 181 Canadian, 8 New Zealanders, 1 South African, 25 Polish, 3 French, 2 Czech, 2 Italian, 7 Russian, 466 German, I Unknown. LOCATION: The cemetery lies on the south-west side of the main ring road (built by the British in 1944) around the city of Bayeux. It is about 100 metres from the junction with the D5 to Littry, and almost opposite the Museum of the Battle of Normandy (which is well signposted throughout Bayeux). Bayeux was liberated the day after the Landings on 7th June 1944. The first cemetery was laid out near a Field Hospital. Soldiers who died in other hospitals in the area were buried there subsequently. Bayeux is the largest British cemetery in France from the Second World War and the most cosmopolitan with 11 nationalities. This Memorial stands on the opposite side of the road from the cemetery. Beyond an entrance hall, stand two small towers, one either side of the Stone of Remembrance. Among the graves of the Commonwealth there are also different types of headstones for the Polish, French, Czech, Italian and Russian soldiers. as well as a sizeable German section. The cemetery is bounded by a low hedge of trimmed Beech leaving a view of the Cathedral and the City. On the other side of the road stands the memorial with the names inscribed of 1,537 British, 270 Canadians and 1 South African. These are the names of soldiers, Sailors and Airmen who are commemorated on their own memorials in Britain.