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Nécropole Militaire Allemande de la Maison Blanche

Military cemetery (NEUVILLE-SAINT-VAAST)

Neuville-Saint-Vaast German War Cemetery is the largest of its kind in France. Established by the French at the end of the war, the cemetery is the final resting place of 44,833 German soldiers who died in Artois. The German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge – VDK) redesigned the cemetery in the 1970s. A cross at the entrance to the site bears the words, 'Peace to men of goodwill', an aspiration shared by the VDK in their motto, 'Reconciliation above the graves'.