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  Belle-Motte French National Cemetery

 

Aiseau-Presles

 

Hainaut

 

Belgium

 

Pictures courtesy of Andre De Smet

 

 

Erected at the intersection of common Sambreville, Pit-la-Ville and Aiseau-Presles, the Belle-Motte cemetery is not far from where the deadly fighting unfolded to August 22, 1914, a few steps from the farm Belle-Motte.

The importance of this place, which has the graves of 4057 Bordeaux, Bretons, Normans, or North Africans, is one of the largest French cemeteries of the First World War on Belgian soil.

 

 

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