Retro: WWI trench troops found almost a century after they were killed

Maybe those of us thinking about building an underground “safe house” might want to get a copy of construction plans for a German World War One underground bunker.  At least you’ll know there is a chance that in a hundred years or so someone might find you. Or whats left of you. . . . EDITOR

  Photo: German officers in Riga during World War I. (Public Domain) SOURCE

from the SUN (UK)

The men were part of a larger group of 34 who were buried alive when a huge 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.

Many of the skeletal remains were found . . .  Read Complete Report with lots of great photos

WW1 Combat in Color 1914-1918

Uploaded by on Mar 16, 2009

a video showing WW1 warfare in and around the trenches, rare color film world war 1.

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