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Picture of the tir national in 1872

The National shooting range (French language: Tir national, Dutch language: Nationale Schietbaan ) is a firing range and military training complex of 20 hectares situated in the commune of Schaerbeek in Brussels. During World Wars I and II, the site was used as an execution site where civilians, prisoners and captured members of the resistance were executed by German occupiers.

Amongst those executed at the site were Edith Cavell (on 12 October 1915) and Gabrielle Petit (on 1 April 1916).

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Coordinates: 50°51′11″N 4°24′25″E / 50.853°N 4.407°E / 50.853; 4.407

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