Hollande opens vast new memorial to WWI dead

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French President François Hollande on Tuesday inaugurated a breathtakingly vast memorial to nearly 580,000 soldiers of all nationalities who died in the northern French Pas-de-Calais region during the First World War, reports FRANCE 24.