War memorial a first for Paris

The first monument honouring all 94,415 of Paris’s victims of World War One was inaugurated on November 11.

The 280m monument at the Père-Lachaise cemetery consists of 150 blue steel panels, engraved with the names of the city’s war dead in alphabetical order. There are many smaller monuments in the city but until now not one with all the names.

It took eight years to identify all the names from lists in each of the city’s arrondissements.

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