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 • La Ferte-sur-Chiers
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Birth: unknown
Death: May, 1940
Departement des Ardennes
Champagne-Ardenne, France

Most of the men buried here were killed in action at l'Ouvrage de La Ferté, May 18-19, 1940, in one of the few actual battles at a fortification of the Maginot Line during the German invasion of May-June 1940. All of the soldiers manning the fort died; most did not die of battle wounds, they were asphyxiated when the ventilation system failed after German shelling set fire to the above-ground works. The surviving soldiers took refuge in the subterranean tunnel system and never made it out. 
 
Burial:
Nécropole Nationale Villy-la-Ferté
La Ferte-sur-Chiers
Departement des Ardennes
Champagne-Ardenne, France
 
Created by: Doc Wilson
Record added: Jul 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114604562
44 Unknown Soldiers
Added by: Doc Wilson
 
44 Unknown Soldiers
Added by: Doc Wilson
 
44 Unknown Soldiers
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Pour La Patrie.
- Doc Wilson
 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
 
 
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