La Targette Czech Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: Wikipedia)

Within this small cemetery lay the remains of 206 Czechoslovakians. Seventy from the First World War and 136 from the Second (Including twenty-nine airmen).


Czechs and Slovaks were minorities within the Austro-Hungarian Empire and at the declaration of war hundreds living in France took the decision to fight for France within the ranks of the Foreign Legion.  They formed the Nazdar Company (Coming from their battle cry meaning: Hello)