The Cerisy national cemetery
La nécropole nationale de Cerisy. © ECPAD
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The Cerisy national cemetery holds the remains of soldiers who died for France during the Battle of the Somme offensive in 1916. Created during these battles, close to the temporary hospital, this cemetery was again developed in 1923 in order to bring together the bodies of other soldiers exhumed from the military plot at the Cerisy communal cemetery. This cemetery holds the bodies of 990 Frenchmen in individual graves.
A few hundred metres away is a British military cemetery, which brings together the bodies of 745 Commonwealth soldiers who died between 1914 and 1918, including 499 Britons, 60 Canadians, 70 Australians, 2 South Africans and 114 unknown soldiers.
À l’ouest de Péronne, D 71
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Musée Somme 1916 à Albert
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