Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Monday, 19 July 2010


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.


  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.

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

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