British: Tourgéville

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Not far from Deauville, the cemetery at Tourgéville Military Cemetery is actually a First World War cemetery. Nearby were the 14th Convalescent Depot, established in 1917, and the Trouville Hospital Area - eventually comprising the 72nd, 73rd and 74th General Hospitals and the 13th, 14th and 15th Convalescent Depots. Buried here are 196 British, 7 Canadian, 3 Australian, 1 New Zealand and 53 German soldiers, sailors, airmen, nurses and civilians of the First World War.

A short drive from the German battery at Mont-Canisy and down a narrow, winding lane the cemetery is small with just less than 292 identified casualties. It sits on a raised bank at the side of the road, and steps must be navigated to enter it and there is no wheelchair access to this cemetery. A small car park/turning area is located on the opposite side of the road. From the Second World War, there are the graves of 11 British, 2 Canadian and 33 Germans.

In 1993, the cemetery was used as a location in the moving climax to the BBC drama "A Foreign Field", starring Alec Guinness, Lauren Bacall, Leo McKern, Geraldine Chaplin and Jeanne Moreau. The touching drama, written by Roy Clark (Open All Hours, Last of the Summer Wine) was originally released as part of the Screen One series, and for many years was only available on DVD through the BBC America website. Fortunately, it is now easy to purchase through Amazon. We highly recommend watching this 95-minute film.

Contact Details:

  • Tourgéville Military Cemetery
  • Chemin du Cimetière Militaire
  • 14800 Tourgéville

  • Lat 49.339 °    Lon 0.688°

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