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Memorials of the Basques

Four hundred meters from Fort Douaumont, between the trees are the Steles of the Basques.

On the left is a cross:
"Are killed here
Lieutenant MASSALY Jean
The second lieutenants
5/24/1916 "

Next to it is a tombstone:
"Fallen here
for France
Emile Moïse LAMBERT
Sergeant machine gun
of the 49th Infantry Regiment
Bayonne April 24, 1893
Douaumont May 24, 1916 "

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  • Text: Marie-Christine Vinck
  • Photos: Marie-Christine Vinck