Forgotten soldiers of the Crimean war

for Le Figaro, France 2020


In Sevastopol, excavations were launched to find the military victims of a conflict which, between 1853 and 1856, had mobilized nearly two million combatants. Among the victims: more than 95,000 French soldiers.

On October 3, 155 of them were finally able to be buried with dignity by the Russian authorities.