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Bikschote - Remains of 7 German soldiers found


JWK
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http://www.focustv.be/nieuws/massagraf-met-zeven-duitse-soldaten-gevonden-bikschote

Last wednesday 5th november the remains of 7 German soldiers, dating from 1914/1915 (Some were still wearing their Pickelhaubes), were uncovered during diggingworks for a new gas-pipeline, near Bikschote/Langemark-Poelkapelle.

According to the archeologists it has all the marks of a hasty burial.

They found some buttons and regiment-numbers, but identification will probably be impossible as no indentity-tags have been found.

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If they have the regiment number and they all from one regiment, wouldn't there be a clue in the war diary of that regiment? Seven quick burials are the sort of thing a war diary would note.

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Another sad find now at least they will rest in a war cemetery. It would be good if any can be identified.

Norman

PS What really p****s me off are the adverts before the video and this also applies to UK newspapers, how disrespectful is that!

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^ Well, they were only discovered 2 days ago, and it was a journalist who wrote that piece.....

I'm sure some more in-depth reporting, by someone who knows what he is talking about, will alight over the next few weeks.

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Found a couple of French troops too.One was found to within a week of the day he died 100 years ago.

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