La Ferte-sous-Jouarre memorial
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La Ferte-sous-Jouarre memorial - France
La Ferte-sous-Jouarre memorial is located in River Marne.
La Ferte-sous-Jouarre memorial monument was established on 1914.
Primary threats to La Ferte-sous-Jouarre memorial :

The La Ferte-sous-Jouarre memorial is a World War I memorial in France, located on the south bank of the River Marne, on the outskirts of the commune of La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, 66 kilometers east of Paris, in the department of Seine-et-Marne.




Historical facts of La Ferte-sous-Jouarre memorial :

Memorial to the Missing of the Marne, it commemorates over 3,700 British soldiers with no known grave, who fell in battle in this area in August, September and early October 1914. The soldiers were part of the British Expeditionary Force, and are listed on the memorial by regiment, rank and then alphabetically. The memorial itself is a rectangular block of white stone, 62 feet by 30 feet and 24 feet high, surmounted by a large stone sarcophagus. On top of the sarcophagus are carved representations of trophies of war, including a flag, bayonets, and a tin hat helmet.