Discovered by Chance 94 Years On: Bodies of 21 German Soldiers in Perfectly-Preserved First World War trenches

Posted by admin on Feb 13, 2012

They were meant to be digging a new road but journeyed instead into a dim and grim past. Stunned workers stumbled upon an underground shelter – and inside were the bodies of 21 German soldiers killed in the First World War.

Many were found in the position they died when an Allied shell hit their tunnel and caused it to cave in 94 years ago. A large number of personal possessions – preserved by the lack of air and light – were also found in the 300ft tunnel near the small town of Carspach in the Alsace region of France.

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