Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial

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Suresnes American Cemetery
United States
American Cemetery and Memorial in Suresnes 001.JPG
For the American dead of both World Wars
Location48°52′19″N 02°13′05″E / 48.87194°N 2.21806°E / 48.87194; 2.21806 (Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial)Coordinates: 48°52′19″N 02°13′05″E / 48.87194°N 2.21806°E / 48.87194; 2.21806 (Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial)
Designed byJacques Gréber (architect)
Charles A. Platt (main entrance gate and chapel)[1]
Barry Faulkner (mosaics)

The Suresnes American Cemetery (French: Cimetière américain de Suresnes) is a United States military cemetery in the Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France. It is the resting place of 1,541 American soldiers killed in World War I. A panoramic view of Paris can be seen from the site, which is located high on the slopes of Mont-Valérien.

History[edit]

Cemetery[edit]

Entrance board

Originally a World War I cemetery, designed in 1922 on Boulevard Washington by French architect Jacques Gréber, Suresnes American Cemetery now shelters the remains of U.S. dead of both World Wars. The 3-hectare (7.4-acre) cemetery contains the remains of 1,541 Americans who died in World War I and 24 Unknown dead of World War II. Bronze tablets on the walls of the chapel record the names of 974 World War I missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.

Memorial[edit]

The World War I memorial chapel was enlarged by the addition of two loggias dedicated to the dead of World Wars I and II, respectively. In the rooms at the ends of the loggias are white marble figures in memory of those who lost their lives in the two wars. Inscribed on the loggia walls is a summary of the loss of life in the Armed forces of the United States in each war, together with the location of the overseas commemorative cemeteries where American war dead are buried.

Notable burials[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Armies and Battlefields in Europe: A History, Guide and Reference Book" (PDF). p. 528.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sledge, Michael (2005). Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 204. ISBN 9780231509374. OCLC 60527603.

External links[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial. American Battle Monuments Commission.

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