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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Eastern Cemetery in Lille, France

Brasseur

Vermeulen-Dumouin


Saint-Venant

Doyenette

Quesnay

Doutrelon



Brack-Desourreaux
Assoignion-Maton

Maurice Planque

Druez

Willot
Paul Assoignion

Fernand Chapelle

Riquier-Delaunay

Wary

Manso

Hoyet

Decottignies

Jules Maertens

Francois

Sylvere Verhulst

Mulie


Darcq

Faidherbe

Lorthois-Heuze

Ghesquiere

Verlack
Gruson
Delebart Mallet



Deblock

Bonduel

Delestraint

Gibout

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Felix Beaujour division 48 Père-Lachaise 1872

During the final days of the Paris Commune, before the terrible denouement of Bloody Week ending with the massacre of 147 communards at the eastern edge of Père-Lachaise, the cemetery was used by rebel troops as bivouacs.

Here we see a print from 1872 depicting a number of soldiers (probably communards) using tombs as tables for dinner while lounging around drinking waiting for something to happen. The soldier in the background is standing at the entrance to Felix Beaujour's large obelisk in division 48.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Paris Cemeteries website is new and improved!

At the risk of sounding like a very tired and very old American TV commercial selling laundry detergent, the website pariscemeteries dot com has been greatly expanded and newly updated.

After reviewing the groundbreaking work of Bertrand Beyern (print) and Philippe Landru (online) I have nearly tripled my coverage of burial spaces within the 20 arrondissements of Paris.

So, if you have a free moment or two I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions you might have about the updated website:

http://www.pariscemeteries.com/

Thanks!