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Tribute Gallery to remember WW1, WW2 veterans

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Tribute Gallery to remember WW1, WW2 veterans

An Ex-Servicemen’s World War I and World War II Tribute Gallery is now open to remember countrymen who fought in the World Wars and who served during the post-war periods.

The Tribute Gallery will fall under the purview of the Mauritius Museums Council, which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage.

During the opening ceremony held this week, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said the exhibits at the Gallery will help present and future generations to “honour the bravery of those 38,000 men and women who left Mauritius in the context of the two World Wars.”

It is housed on the 1st floor of the Mauritius Natural History Museum in Port Louis. The webpage of the Gallery and a Souvenir Magazine were also launched on this occasion.

Most of the Mauritians who operated in the frontlines enrolled in the British Army. A few of them ho served in the Free French Forces during World War II.

The main sponsors of the Gallery are the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, to which the Mauritius Ex-Services Trust Fund is affiliated since 2004.

There are at present 561 veterans and 3,222 widows of Ex-Servicemen.

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