21 German soldiers and a goat found in a tunnel after 94-years

21 German soldiers and a goat found in a tunnel after 94-years

Paris : France | Feb 10, 2012 at 11:07 PM PST
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The remains of 21 German soldiers of World War I have been discovered in an underground tunnel by French archeologists. It seems they were buried alive in the tunnel when it caved in after shelling by the French on 18th of March 1918.

There were the remains of a goat also in the tunnel which meant that it had been kept for its milk.

The bodies of the soldiers lay in the same position in which they were when they were alive and, since the surroundings had been closed from outside atmosphere, the skeletal remains were more or less intact. The dead soldiers are believed to have been a part of the 6th Company, 94th Reserve Infantry Regiment.

The remains have been handed over to the German War Graves Commission for identification and handing over to the relatives.

The tunnel near the town of Carspach was 300-feet long, located 180-feet below the surface, had 16 exit points and was large enough to accommodate upto 500 persons.

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