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Chaudfontaine, Rue du Treize Août

 

 

 

 

The Chaudfontaine fortification was an important link in the defense of Liège. All resistance to the overpowering German forces stopped abruptly when on August 13, 1914 at 19 h. the ammunition room was hit by a Big Bertha shell and exploded, destroying the entire fort. 50 soldiers and civilians died in the blast.

 

Here, on an surface of 1/3 acre are 71 tombstones. There is one unknown soldier, a civilian and 69 military personnel whom all died in the first 10 days of the war.

 

On August 13 of every year there is a ceremony held by the commemoration plate of the cemetery in honor of those that died here.

 

 

 

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