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November 06, 2015
WWI barbed wire is seen near the Navarin monument, a pyramid inaugurated at Sommepy-Tahure in 1924 to...
SOMMEPY-TAHURE, France
WWI barbed wire is seen near the Navarin monument, a pyramid inaugurated at Sommepy-Tahure in 1924 to...
WWI barbed wire is seen near the Navarin monument, a pyramid inaugurated at Sommepy-Tahure in 1924 to pay tribute to World War I soldiers killed in Champagne, eastern France, November 3, 2015. The ossuary is the shelter of more than 10,000 unidentified corpses of soldiers. Inside there is a chapel which walls are covered with plates placed by the families in memory of the dead soldiers, among them a plate placed there by Ivaldi's father, Jean-Joseph in honour of his son. The soldier died for France on April 30, 1917. World War One historians estimate that on the western front half of the fallen soldiers were never found or identified. Edouard Marius Ivaldi is one of these. After the war, his father Jean-Joseph searched for the remains of his son and started the grieving process. In 1919 he placed a wood cross on the spot where his son fell in combat, then in 1924 he placed a plaque with his son's name in the chapel of the Navarin Ossuary. Almost 100 years later, this place of private memory, its location unknown to visitors, has remained untouched over time. Picture taken November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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