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The 'Pompeii' of the Western Front: Bodies of 21 German soldiers found


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#1 Laurence Strong

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 18:25

Not sure if this is the correct area, if there is a better forum please feel free to move it.

Lots of photos, very interesting story. It must be fantastic to work this site. Full story and photos at link below.

The 'Pompeii' of the Western Front: Bodies of 21 German soldiers buried alive in World War One trench found perfectly preserved in northern France 94 years later

- Men were killed when a huge Allied shell exploded above the tunnel in eastern France in 1918, causing it to cave in
- Engineers find trench network 18ft beneath the surface near town of Carspach while excavating for a new road
- Scene likened to Pompeii after skeletal remains found in same positions the men had been in at the time of the collapse


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#2 Chris Boonzaier

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 18:45

Fantastic, amazing how well preserved it is!!!!!

#3 ColinRF

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 19:03

Agree - very interesting to see what a trench and dugout looked like.

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#4 Laurence Strong

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 19:35

I recognize the item beside the ammo pouch as a boot jack. I am not sure how common they are in Europe, but out west here no self-respecting cowboy would go without one ;)

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#5 Paul R

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 20:50

Those are some very haunting photos. They found men still sitting on benches and laying in beds...




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