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This large memorial honors those who fought and died in the campaigns in Northern Africa as part of French colonial wars in the years 1952-64. A large white stone square arch marks the entrance; the visitor is then guided down a stone walkway surrounded by French flags to a small black granite pyramid engraved with names of the committee that built the memorial, as well as a map with the locations of the fighting. Beyond this pyramid is a sunken pool that is covered by two joined arches and suspended between them over the water is a granite square block resting on another small pyramid. In a low wall around the pool are carved the names of those who died in the fighting.

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