North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, the only American cemetery in North Africa and dedicated in 1960, has 2,841 American war dead and covers 27 acres (11 ha). It is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission.
North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia is a Second World War military war grave cemetery. It covers 27 acres and it is located near the site of the ancient Carthaginian city destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC and lies over part of the site Roman Carthage. It is such a really interesting site to visit.
North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia
A moving and sobering memorial to the victims of WWII who fell during the Tunisia campaign, an often overlooked chapter of the war. The American intervention in 1943 in North Africa was actually the first real counteroffensive by the USA in WWII.
The present site of the North Africa American Cemetery was established in 1948. It lies in the sector of the British First Army which liberated the Tunis area in May 1943. Construction of the cemetery and memorial was completed in 1960.
The military dead resting in the cemetery represent about 40% of the burials which were originally made in North Africa. A high proportion of these gave their lives in the landings in, and occupation of, Morocco and Algeria and in subsequent fighting which culminated in the liberation of Tunisia from the 6-month Nazi occupation. Others reported dead as a result of accident or sickness in these and other parts of North Africa.
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The North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia is managed by American Battle Monuments Commission, and is located in close proximity to the site of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia.
- GPS Coordinates: Latitude 36.86554, Longitude 10.32993
- Street Address: BP 346 Sidi Bou Said, 2026, Tunis, Tunisia
The North Africa American Cemetery in Tunis is open Monday through Friday from 9AM. to 5PM. The cemetery is closed on weekends, and U.S. and Tunisian holidays.
When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.
- Phone Number: 216 71 74 77 67
For more information, please head over to the American Battle Monuments Commission website.
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