Baslieux French national war cemetery
La nécropole nationale de Baslieux. © ECPAD
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The national war cemetery of Baslieux contains the remains of soldiers who fell during the Battle of the Frontiers in August 1914. Established between 1920 and 1921, this site contains the bodies exhumed from isolated graves or temporary military cemeteries located in the region of Baslieux and Doncourt. Located on the site of a mass grave dug in 1914, this war cemetery contains the bodies of 293 Frenchmen buried in an ossuary monument. This was financed by the family of second lieutenant Trochu, an officer of the 151th Infantry regiment.
A few hundred metres away, another monument marks the site of the fighting of 22nd August 1914 in which 800 French soldiers were killed.
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