Under the Arc de Triomphe stands this torch. The unknown soldier buried here represents all the unidentified soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
An inscription on the tomb reads “ Ici Repose un Soldat Français Mort pour La Patrie 1914-1918” (Here lies a French soldier who died for his fatherland 1914-1918).
|Arc de Triomphe|
The unknown soldier gave his life to a war not of his making nor his liking to protect the freedom of people who will never know his name.
Sharing Chris de Burgh's haunting song Borderline by Singaporean singer Chyi.
"...But these are only boys, and I will never know
How men can see the wisdom in a war.."