Monday, February 13, 2012

Interesting WWI Discovery...........

German soldiers preserved in World War I shelter discovered after nearly 100 years
"Twenty-one German soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed.

The men were part of a larger group of 34 who were buried alive when an Allied shell exploded above the tunnel in 1918 causing it to cave in.

Thirteen bodies were recovered from the underground shelter but the remaining men had to be left under a mountain of mud as it was too dangerous to retrieve them."

Fascinating find in France during a road construction project.

A nice collection of pictures of the site

I'm a geek about this kind of thing.

Gratuitous Picture for a Monday Afternoon-

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