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STRASBOURG SOUTHERN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Bas-Rhin
Identified Casualties:
2
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
7.72098
Latitude:
48.52626

Location Information

The Southern Communal Cemetery is on the southern outskirts of the town, about 1 kilometre east of the main road to Colmar. It contains the graves of 2 soldiers of undivided India who died while prisoners of war.

Historical Information

Strasbourg, the capital of the province of Alsace-Lorraine, which was the subject of contention between the French and the Germans in the Franco-Prussian War, is a large fortified town in north-eastern France, near the German border. It fell to the Germans in 1870 and was re-won in 1918, during the First World War. Strasbourg is the seat of the Prefecture of the Department of the Bas Rhin, and has a fine cathedral and university. It has good road and rail communications with Paris and the towns in north-eastern France.