National Military Cemetery
(Nécropole Nationale du Faubourg-Pavé)
Exterior view: sculptural monument at the entrance to the cemetery: text reads: 'Aux Victimes de la Barbarie Nazie - Aux Suppliciés et Fusillés Connus et Inconnus 1914-1918 1939-1945'. The sculptor, CUVELLE, had been a prisoner of war in WW1. Location: The national military cemetery on the outskirts of Verdun. Located adjacent to the town's civic cemetery. The 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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Sculptor and soldier.
War memorials -- France
Cemeteries -- France
Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of
World War, 1914-1918 -- Cemeteries -- France
Sculpture, French -- 1900-2000
Monuments -- France