Kriegsgräberstätte Azannes II
Information from the website of the Volksbund:
Right after the start of the German offensive at Verdun in March 1916 the Germans burried their casualties at Azannes II. There were several ‘lazarette’ and ‘hauptverbandsplätze’ (field dressing stations) located near the small French village Azannes-et-Soumazannes. Between 7 and 27 april 1916 some 3500 wounded German soldiers were treated there. The patients that died of their wounds were the first ones buried in the cemetery. In november 1918, at the end of the First World War, there were some 800 graves in the Azannes II Cemetery. Later soldiers who died in other places and were buried in small local cemeteries in places like Douaumont, Vaux and Thiaumont, were reburied in the Azannes II Cemetery.
Today 4750 German soldiers are buried in the Azannes II Cemetery.