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March 28, 2023

Memorial service for French soldiers killed in Romania in WWI

The French Ambassador in Romania, Philippe Gustin, attended a memorial service for the French soldiers killed in Romania in WWI who are buried in this country, held at the French Church in Bucharest.  The German Ambassador Andreas von Mettenheim took part in the ceremony as well. Every year, the French ambassador pays tribute to the soldiers who died in the First World War and buried in Romania. According to a new legislation, as of this year, all the people who sacrificed themselves for France are commemorated on November 11, the 1918 Truce Day and Day for the annual commemoration of Victory and Peace. ‘A total of 433 French soldiers killed in the WWI are resting in the cemeteries of Bucharest, Alexandria, Constanta, Galati, Iasi, Slobozia and Timisoara. Some of them were on the unit that accompanies Gen. Berthelot on his assistance mission with the Romanian Army, from 1916 to 1917, when Romania joined the war on the side of the allies’, states a French Embassy release.

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