The German war cemetery Dagneux contains 19,847 graves from the Second World War, of which 814 (355 unidentified) are located in a mass grave. Most casualties were killed after the invasion in southern France, 15 August 1944.

They were brought together to this cemetery from the regions Ain, Allier, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Basses-Alpes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Cher, Drôme, Gard, Hautes-Alpes, Haute-Garonne, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoi, Hérault, Isère, Loire, Lozère, Puy-de-Dôme, Pyrénées-Orientales, Rhône, Savoie, Tarn, Var and Vaucluse.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Anneke Moerenhout
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