Majaz al Bab

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Medjezz El Bab
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Medjezz El Bab is located in Tunisia
Medjezz El Bab
Medjezz El Bab
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates: 36°38′37″N 9°36′15″E / 36.64361°N 9.60417°E / 36.64361; 9.60417Coordinates: 36°38′37″N 9°36′15″E / 36.64361°N 9.60417°E / 36.64361; 9.60417
Country Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Governorate Medjez Governorate
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,500
Time zone CET (UTC1)

Majaz al Bab (Arabic: مجاز الباب‎), also known as Medjez el Bab, is a town in northern Tunisia. It is located at the intersection of roads GP5 and GP6, in the Plaine de la Medjerda.

Commonwealth war grave site[edit]

There is a Commonwealth war grave site at Majaz al Bab, that is largely dedicated to those who fell during the North African campaign, including Operation Torch and the Tunisia Campaign, during World War II.

The Medjez-El-Bab Memorial commemorates almost 2,000 men of the British First Army who died during the operations in Algeria and Tunisia between 8 November 1942 and 19 February 1943, and those of the British First and British Eighth Armies who died in operations in the same areas between 20 February and 13 May 1943, and who have no known graves. The memorial stands within Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery where 2,903 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War are buried or commemorated. 385 of the burials are unidentified. Special memorials commemorate three soldiers buried in Tunis (Borgel) Cemetery and one in Youks-les-Bains Cemetery, whose graves are now lost. The five First World War burials in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery were brought in from Tunis (Belvedere) Cemetery or in Carthage (Basilica Karita) Cemetery in 1950.