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Entombed in Flanders Fields: World War One Tunnel System That Was Buried by Artillery Fire Killing Up To 300 Troops Is Uncovered 103 Years after Battle

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 21, 2020

Archaeologists have uncovered a huge World War One tunnel system where dozens of soldiers’ remains are believed to be entombed.

The underground bunker is located on a hill in Flanders in Belgium where the notorious Battle of Messines – where an estimated 59,562 soldiers were killed – took place in 1917. During the battle the British pummelled the German fortifications on the ridge with millions of shells.

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