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After the end of World War II a survey made jointly by representatives of the Secretary of War and the American Battle Monuments Commission revealed that all of the sites of the temporary cemeteries established in North Africa during the war had major disadvantages. The present new site was therefore selected and was established in 1948. It lay in the sector of the British First Army which liberated the Tunis area in May 1943.
Here rest 2,840 of our Military Dead, representing 39 percent of the burials which were originally made in 4 North Africa and also in Iran. A high proportion of these gave their lives in the landings in, and occupation of, Morocco and Algeria, and subsequent fighting which culminated in the liberation of Tunisia. Others died as a result of accident or sickness in these and other parts of North Africa, or while serving in the Persian Gulf Command in Iran.
American Battle Monuments Commission
American Battle Monuments Commission, Tunis Tunisia
American Battle Monuments Commission, "North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial" (1960). Books and Publications. 112.
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