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Nécropole Nationale de la Targette

Military cemetery (NEUVILLE-SAINT-VAAST)

Alongside La Targette British Cemetery lies probably the most thought-provoking of all the war cemeteries in Artois: La Targette French National Cemetery. With its endless rows of white crosses, the cemetery was established in 1919 to accommodate the remains of 11,443 French soldiers killed in the Great War, of whom 3,882 were never identified and buried in two ossuaries. It is also the final resting place of 593 French, 4 Polish and 170 Belgian soldiers who died in the Second World War.