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German soldiers preserved in World War I shelter discovered after nearly 100 years

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.
France, 10 Feb 2012

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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.
Nearly a century later French archaeologists stumbled upon the mass grave on the former Western Front during excavation work for a road building project.
[size=2]Many of the skeletal remains were found in the sam
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Added: Mar-28-2012 Occurred On: Feb-10-2012
By: Kafka
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Tags: France, trenches, germans, WWI, archeology, history, war
Location: France (load item map)
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