Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mass Grave Of First World War Soldiers Found And Reburied With Honors

A coffin bearing the remains of an unknown soldier is carried to its final resting place Saturday in Fromelles, France. Photo from CNN

First World War Soldiers Reburied In Special Service At Fromelles -- Times Online

The first of 250 unknown British and Australian soldiers who died during a First World War battle was reburied at a service in France today.

The soldiers, who were killed in the 1916 Battle of Fromelles, are being interred with full military honours at new a cemetery near the site.

They were buried in six mass graves by German soldiers shortly after the battle and not discovered until 2008.

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More On Yesterday's World War I Burial

WWI soldiers who died at Fromelles are reburied (Video) -- BBC
First soldier from forgotten First World War battle laid to rest in cemetery in France -- The Telegraph
Unknown WWI soldier buried as mass graves give up secrets -- CNN
WWI soldiers reburied in France -- Euronews
Burial at last for 250 unknown soldiers -- The Independent
WWI dead from mass grave laid to rest in France -- AFP
France Reburies Soldiers Who Died in WWI -- FOX News/AP
Fromelles Scots soldiers to be reburied -- BBC

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