Picture of the tomb of the unknown soldier in Paris - Nestling beneath the Arch of Triumph at the top end of the Champs Elysees Avenue

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Tomb of Unknown Soldier - Picture

The two most famous tombs of unknown soldier in Europe are : The one of the of the Westminster Abbey in London created in 1920 and the one beneath the Arch of Triumph in Paris created one year later. This tomb is honouring the unknown dead of the First World War... and an eternal flame is burning as a remembrance of these dark days. A ceremony is held there every November 11 on the anniversary of the armistice signed between France and Germany in 1918 - You can take a picture of the tomb from the foot of the Arch of Triumph.

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About the tomb of the unknown soldier (Extract of Wikipedia) : In 1961, President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy paid respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, accompanied by French President Charles de Gaulle. After the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Kennedy remembered the eternal flame at the Arc de Triomphe and requested that an eternal flame be placed next to her husband's grave...