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Picture: pair archeologie
pictured: timbers that lined the tunnel
Twenty-one German soldiers entombed in an perfectly preserved World War One shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed.
The men were buried alive when a huge Allied shell exploded above their tunnel at Carspach, Alsace, in 1918 causing it to cave in. French archaeologists stumbled upon the mass grave during excavation work for a road building project, and many of the remains were found in the same positions the men had been in at the time of the collapse, prompting experts to liken the scene to Pompeii. The remains of guns, helmets and other military items have also been found.

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