Monday, July 19, 2010

Still Burying the Dead of World War I

Aerial view of the Fromelles battlefieldHere's an example as to how honor is upheld:

The last remains of scores of British and Australian World War I troops recovered from mass graves will be reburied in northern France later.

Prince Charles and relatives of identified soldiers will attend a commemorative ceremony at the new Fromelles Military Cemetery.

It comes 94 years after the soldiers were killed in the Battle of Fromelles.

Work to excavate and identify the 250 soldiers began two years ago, after the bodies were found.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was behind the work to exhume the bodies.

Of those recovered, 205 have now been identified as Australian, three served with the British army and 42 are still classified as unknown.

It is no less tragic, nearly a hundred years later, to read about the senseless loss of life.

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