THE NATIONAL NECROPOLIS
• It was laid out in the period from 1945 to 1970, bringing together bodies exhumed from tombs or cemeteries in the Charente and 15 counties in the South-West region.
• 2,026 resistants or soldiers from the Second World War and three soldiers from the Great War 14-18 are buried there.
• The grounds are landscaped and the National Necropolis set round the MEMORIAL covers more than 2 hectares.
• These combatants from many different geographical, philosophical or religious backgrounds gave their lives for the same ideal : Liberty.
The Memorial to the Resistance and the National Necropolis at Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure belong to the State. The Inter-departmental service for veterans for the Limoges area is responsible for managing the site.