Nécropole Nationale de Bar-le-Duc

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Nécropole Nationale de Bar-le-Duc

Also known as Bar-le-Duc French National Cemetery

Avenue du 8 Mai 1945 (Route nationale N1 135)
Bar-le-Duc, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, 55000 France
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The town of Bar-le-Duc is located about 86 kilometres west of Nancy and 54 kilometres south of Verdun. It was the jumping-off point for the "Voie Sacrée," the only remaining supply route into the fortress city of Verdun after the German offensive against Verdun began in February of 1916. (It is estimated that at the height of its use, the Voie Sacrée saw one truck leave Bar-le-Duc every fourteen seconds.) The Bar-le-Duc French National Cemetery lies southeast of the town center, adjacent to the south side of the communal cemetery. It was begun very soon after the beginning of the First World War and contains the graves of more than 3000 French soldiers, most of whom died in the town's hospitals. In addition to the French war dead, there are also seven Commonwealth burials in the northwest section of the cemetery.


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GPS Coordinates: 48.76822, 5.18029

  • Added: 17 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2197070