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  • Map of the French cemetery of Zeïtenlick

    In order to locate a grave, please consult the list of soldiers which is available in the museum. This list, in alphabetical order, gives the number of the grave, as well as its location
    Example : Name Grave (...)

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  • FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERY OF ZEITENLICK IN THESSALONIKI

    The burial grounds of Zeitenlick host the bodies of the soldiers wounded on the Western front, those who died in the hospital of Thessaloniki (Salonika) and the mortal remains of those who fought on Greek soil (...)

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  • THE “GARDENERS OF SALONIKA” /4

    Francophone Salonika “Salonique”
    French was the most commonly-spoken language, predominantly in circles within the Jewish community, which, at the time, was the most significant, judging from the number of daily (...)

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  • THE “GARDENERS OF SALONIKA” /3

    Thessaloniki and Macedonia on the rise
    At the beginning of the 20th century, Thessaloniki, the “Jerusalem of the Balkans” was an important port of the Ottoman Empire and a cosmopolitan city of about 120,000 (...)

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  • THE “GARDENERS OF SALONIKA” /2

    In Thessaloniki the fire of 1917 had devastated the heart of the commercial centre of the city and, thanks to the services of French architects and engineers, the city regained a new momentum through the (...)

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  • THE “GARDENERS OF SALONIKA” /1

    The harsh conditions, another elusive enemy
    There were problems of hygiene in Thessaloniki as a result of the lack of sanitary conditions in the region. Meanwhile, front-line men of the military corps suffered (...)

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  • A DECISIVE VICTORY

    On the 15 September 1918, under the command of the French General, Franchet d’Esperey, the strong Western Army, consisting of 210,000 French, 157,000 Greek, 138,000 British, 120,000 Serbian and 44,000 Italian (...)

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  • THE SALONIKA FRONT (1915-1918) /2

    In the autumn of 1916, the French and Serbs seized the Monastery of Bitola and freed Korce in Albania. After the Rumanian defeat, in December, there was stability in the Western Front with only a few isolated (...)

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  • THE SALONIKA FRONT (1915-1918) /1

    Despite the fact that during World War 1 the Western Front was the main front, the Balkan States (Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, Albania, Rumania, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire) constituted a stage of military (...)

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