Photograph of a French First World War communication trench at Verdun, taken in 2009

Remains of French First World War soldiers unearthed in forests of Verdun

Posted on on 02 June 2013
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The Daily Mail reports that a group of hikers has discovered the remains of more than 20 French First World War soldiers in Verdun, France.

The remains were discovered the site of the village of Fleury-devant-Douaumont, which was destroyed during the Battle of Verdun, along with personal items which belonged to the soldiers, including "ammunition, rings, watches, scissors, military books and wallets".

To read the full article, visit The Daily Mail website here.

Date of article publication: 01/06/2013

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Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News