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Grave Philippe Kieffer

This cemetery contains the grave of Philippe Kieffer who was ‘Capitain de Fregate’ in the French navy during the Second World War. He took the command of a French elite-company. His soldiers fought during operation Jubilee in Dieppe on the 19th of august in the year 1942.
On 6 June 1944, he landed together with the ‘Green Barets’ near Ouistreham. Kieffer had been wounded here twice. During the liberation of Paris, he and his soldiers were one of the first troops to enter Paris. He died after a long illness on 20 november 1962.

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