Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Aerial view of a system of trenches dating from World War I, recently uncovered in eastern France near the town of Carspach.

From The 'Pompeii' of the Western Front: "The bodies of 21 German soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed... French archaeologists stumbled upon the mass grave on the former Western Front in eastern France during excavation work for a road building project... Many of the skeletal remains were found in the same positions the men had been in at the time of the collapse, prompting experts to liken the scene to Pompeii... As well as the bodies, poignant personal effects such as boots, helmets, weapons, wine bottles, spectacles, wallets, pipes, cigarette cases and pocket books were also found..."

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