National Military Cemetery
(Nécropole Nationale du Faubourg-Pavé)
Exterior detail: central monument in the cemetery - one of the seven graves of unknown soldiers. The national military cemetery on the outskirts of Verdun. Located adjacent to the town's civic cemetery. Contains the graves of 4,884 men of various denominations. Also a memorial to victims of Nazi atrocities. The central monument is surrounded by seven graves of unidentified soldiers selected from battlefields throughout France. An eighth body selected at the same time now lies in the tomb of the unknown warrior in Paris.
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War memorials -- France
Cemeteries -- France
Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of
World War, 1914-1918 -- Cemeteries -- France