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The Etaples military cemetery

Bordered on either side by a pine forest, and with the Canche Bay in front, here, in this huge 6 hectare enclosure, lie 11 658 mainly British soldiers, who fell between 1914 and 1918.

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The Military Cemetery at Etaples is the largest Commonwealth war Cemetery in France.

"In Etaples the hilltops which mark out the horizon to the south have a magnificent and calm nature.
A few clouds slowly came to rest there.
It was a grand and wonderful sight."
Victor Hugo

Translated by Jean-Marc GACHELIN

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