The Dunkirk national cemetery
La nécropole nationale de Dunkerque. © ECPAD
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The Dunkirk national cemetery holds the remains of soldiers who died for France during their hospitalisation in hospitals in the Dunkirk area between 1914 and 1918. Created in 1921, this cemetery was again developed between 1962 and 1965 in order to bring together the bodies of other soldiers from the First World War who were buried in the region's cemeteries. Today, the bodies of 1 863 soldiers - 88 of whom are unknown - lie in individual graves.
Nearby, in the municipal cemetery, two military plots hold the remains of 119 Belgian soldiers, 141 British soldiers and six military workers (five Egyptians and one Madagascan), who died from their wounds in these very hospitals.
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