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Canadian FM visits Massicault War Cemetery

17 December 2012

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, visited Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia,and laid a wreath in honour of the Canadian soldiers commemorated there.

The war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia, in May 1943,  with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force.

Many of those buried at Massicault War Cemetery died in the preparation for the final drive to Tunis in April 1943 and in that advance at the beginning of May.

In total, 65 Canadians lost their lives in Tunisia during the Second World War.