Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Archaeologists hopeful they have found graves of First World War 'lost army'
Archaeologists searching for a mass grave containing the bodies of hundreds of British and Australian soldiers killed in a First World War battle have unearthed human remains.

The team is now confident it has discovered the final resting place of 399 soldiers who went missing after a battle in northern France in 1916.

The "lost army" was killed in an allied attack at Fromelles in July 1916, and its discovery would be the biggest of its kind since the 1920s, when efforts to recover bodies lost in the mud of the Western Front ended.

I've seen a few articles on this recently but I wasn't going to post it because it's pretty recent. OTOH, it's a good story from a non-archaeological standpoint.