Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Monday, 19 July 2010

Fromelles

Today, it is 94 years ago that a battle was fought during the First World War at the French village of Fromelles. A burial pit containing the remains of the dead was discovered in 2008, and the task of identifying them is still on-going. This morning, a service is conducted at Fromelles for the reburial of the remains of an unknown soldier. Watching the ceremony live on BBC News, most impressive. I link to the BBC News website for background information.

3 comments:

  1. It is amazing that after almost a century, graves are still being discovered, bombs are still being diffused. I do admire the work of the people who try and identify the remains and give them the decent burials they deserve.

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  2. Thank you for the history lesson and bringing this to our attention. May they all now rest in peace.

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  3. I am recording a programe on 4 ,as we speak ! ..love Jan xx

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