Le cimitière en 1972

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pivapao on May 7, 2008

Lavezzi islands, summer 1972. The line of graves in this cemetery is a reminder of the tragic events of the night of 15 February 1855 during which 750 men died. The Sémillante frigate had left Toulon with 350 crew and 400 soldiers for Sebastopole during the Crimean War. Heading out through Bonifacio in heavy fog, she caught a sudden gust of wind and ran aground on the reef. It is still the worst shipping disaster ever in the Mediterranean.

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