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Le Flambeau de la Paix

Monument to the dead (NEUVILLE-SAINT-VAAST)

A huge hand grasping a Torch of Peace rises out of a pile of rubble in the grounds of the Neuville Home for Disabled Veterans. The home comprises sixteen detached houses and was built at the behest of philanthropist Ernest Petit to provide accommodation for the disabled war veterans employed by their countries to tend the various war cemeteries in the area. At the heart of the complex is an accommodation centre for families visiting the graves of their loved ones who were killed in the Great War.