Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Les tombes prussiennes au cimetière Notre Dame


Inside Notre-Dame cemetary is a German plot. 545 Prussian soldiers, one nurse and 18 French soldiers were laid to rest here during the 1870 Franco-Prussian war.
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Dans le cimetière Notre-Dame se trouve un emplacement où ont été enterrés 545 soldats prussiens, une infirmière et 18 soldats français tombés à Versailles ou dans les environs pendant la guerre de 1870.

I am now away again, this time in Quimper. VDP continues automatically. See you soon.

12 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I didn't know this, very interesting post and photos.

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Jacob said...

Fascinating! And a reminder of how stupid human beings can be. Sorry, I'm a little frustrated tonight about the US's war ventures in the Middle East...

Leif Hagen said...

Noteworthy to see a tombstone written "auf Deutsch" in a French cemetery! Nice photos!

cewmont said...

very interesting. I recently found graves of young French soldiers in my local cemetary. They were here for training during World War 2 and I think they died in a plane crash.

Dina said...

The Franco-Prussian War! I had almost forgotten about that one. It is a good thing we have such graves to remind us of our history.

Olivier said...

Une partie de l'histoire se raconte dans les cimetières...
tout cela ne nous rajeunit pas ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweet Ciel!
wow different subject!Cool shots!
Please forgive our absence, we were travelling as well!But I'm very happy now visiting your blog!
Have a great week and take care!
Hugs
Léia ;)

Asta said...

Hello C,

Cool post. I like this.
I hope you're well and contiues to send us beautiful pictures.

Take care.

Best regards
Asta

prashant said...

very interesting. I recently found graves of young French soldiers in my local cemetary. They were here for training during World War 2 and I think they died in a plane crash.
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Allan Alexandre said...

En faite cela reste mais pas dans les mémoire des gens, tu as raison ont doit beaucoup aux soldats tué pour quoi??? le liberté il avais le droit de vivre longtemps.

PERBS said...

Our military cemetary here has gravestones for many from different countries -- most just have their name and country and sometimes the yer of death. There is even a nurse from another country buried here. It is a surprise to find out these things sometimes.