Although Arcachon was far from the battlefields, the town has a military cemetery lined up with 443 graves of soldiers from the two wars. The graves of colonial soldiers are adjacent to those of the French who died in hospitals hastily installed during the 1914-1918 war.
The cemetery is built in the shape of the War Cross.
Before the Great War, it housed 303 graves of Muslim soldiers, 93 of Catholic soldiers who died locally plus 36 graves of soldiers who died on the battlefields and repatriated at the request of families. The graves of soldiers or resistance fighters who died during World War II are also housed here.
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- Text: TracesOfWar
- Photos: Luciana de Magalhaes Nunes