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Draguignan, France

The World War II Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial is located in the city of Draguignan (Var), France about twenty miles west of Cannes and sixteen miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea.  It can be reached from Paris by toll Autoroutes A6/A7/A8 and taking the Le Muy exit onto Highway N-555 to Draguignan.  Railroad trains from Cannes, Marseille and Paris stop at St. Raphael where taxicab and bus services are available to the cemetery twenty miles away.  Hotel accommodations in Draguignan are limited but there are many hotels in St. Raphael, Cannes and other Riviera cities.

Draguignan was selected for the cemetery site for its historic location along the route of the U.S. Seventh Army's drive up the Rhone Valley. It was established on August 19, 1944 after the Seventh Army's surprise landing in southern France. This cemetery, twelve acres in extent, is located at the foot of a hill clad with characteristic cypresses, olive trees and oleanders of southern France, rest 861 American Military Dead.  Their headstones are arranged in straight lines and divided into four plots grouped about an oval pool.  At the end of the crosswalks is a small garden.

On the hillside overlooking the burial area is the chapel with its large sculptured figure and decorative mosaic within.  Between the chapel and the burial area is a great bronze relief map recalling the military operations in the region.  On the retaining wall of the terrace are inscribed the names of 294 American Missing who gave their lives in the service of their country and who rest in unknown graves.

 

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