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NANCY SOUTHERN CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Meurthe-et-Moselle
Identified Casualties:
13
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
6.19039
Latitude:
48.67607

Location Information

Nancy is the prefectoral town of the Department of Meurthe et Moselle. The cemetery is on the south part of the town on the route de Mirecourt (A330). The main entrance is on the Avenue Paul Doumer, which is the road parallel to route de Mirecourt.

All bar one of the 14 graves is situated in a small plot to the rear of the War Memorial and French Military Cemetery, alongside the route de Mirecourt.

Visiting Information

Opening times:
3 November to 28 February: 08.00 to 17.00
1 March to 31 May: 07.30 to 18.00
1 June to 15 September: 07.00 to 19.00
16 September to 2 November:08.00 to 18.00

Elderly and handicapped visitors can access the cemetery by car. On Wednesdays and Saturdays a special van is available for the use of visitors.

Historical Information

Nancy suffered armed conflict during the 1914-1918 War and again during the 1939-1945 War. The town was liberated by American Infantry on September 15th 1944. During the 1939-1945 War there was a large prisoner-of-war camp, Stalag 194, near Nancy (with its headquarters in Nancy) where the prisoners were mainly soldiers of the army of undivided India taken mostly during the campaigns in North Africa.

There are now a small number of both 1914-18 and 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.