Hollande inaugurates unique memorial to end First World War commemorations

November 11, 2014 1:16 PM

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Paris: French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday wraps up months of commemorations of the centenary of First World War with the inauguration of a unique memorial carrying the names of nearly 600,000 fallen soldiers of all nationalities.

France has been at the forefront of global events marking the devastating 1914-1918 conflict, during which 10 million troops and millions of civilians died and another 20 million were injured.

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