Remains found of buried alive German WWI soldiers

Published on February 13th, 2012 | by Admin

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The remains of 21 German soldiers who were buried alive after a bomb went off above their underground shelter have been found.

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.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: BNPS

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