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WW1 military cemetery in Champenoux

31 Mai 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lorraine

WW1 military cemetery in Champenoux

After our walk in the arboretum of Amance, we stopped at the necropolis of Champenoux.

This WW1 French military cemetery was created in 1919. 2862 French soldiers are buried there, most of them killed during the battle of Grand Couronné in August and September 1914. As in Courbesseaux, the sculpture "to the heroes of Grand Couronné" was made by Eugène Gatelet, this time in 1921.

But this necropolis is different from the one in Courbesseaux. It is nearer from houses and also from a busy road, so not as calm. The way it is built makes it similar to the other one which is only a few miles away.

As in Courbesseaux, we thought about all these men who were killed trying to save their country from the enemy. After 100 years, a lot of events are organized not to forget them.

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kay Lamb 01/06/2015 16:29

What a Resurrection that will be. France will be so noisy we will hear them all the way over here. Just think of all the new farm land you will have and the party they will have getting rid of all those marker's and memorials. to bad they won't get to see the Political heads roll.

Maryse 02/06/2015 08:20

I had never thought about military cemeteries this way. True, it would be farm land instead, if all these wars had not happened.

kay Lamb 01/06/2015 16:29

What a Resurrection that will be. France will be so noisy we will hear them all the way over here. Just think of all the new farm land you will have and the party they will have getting rid of all those marker's and memorials. to bad they won't get to see the Political heads roll.