The Italian cemetery of Bligny , is a military cemetery of the First World War located on the territory of the commune of Chambrecy in the department of the Marne .
The Italian military cemetery is located seventeen kilometers west of Reims , along the departmental road 980, on the territory of the municipality of Chambrecy. It is composed of a necropolis and a garden of remembrance.
It is located opposite the Garden of Remembrance, on the north side of the road. It is the largest Italian war cemetery of the First World War in France, spread over an area of 3.5 hectares , which contains 3440 remains of Italian soldiers of which 3040 are buried under white crosses. Most of them are soldiers of General Alberico Albricci 's 2nd Army Corps who fought in the July 1918 Michael Offensive.
There is also the tomb of General Ugo Bagnani, on a mission of the Italian government to the British army, who died on February 7, 1917 in Kassel of pneumonia and a cross erected in his memory.
In the middle of the cemetery stands an altar in memory of the 5,000 Italian soldiers who died on French soil during the Great War 1 . A stele recalls that from April to November 1918, 41,000 Italian soldiers fought on the French front.
Opposite the Bligny Cemetery, on the other side of the road, there is a large and shady 'park of remembrances', consisting of pine groves, inside which are collected war memorials and trenches that recall the harsh fighting by the Italian Armed Forces in July 1918.
GPS Coordinates: 49.18821, 3.84081
- Added: 3 Nov 2017
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2654744
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