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Reburials of WWI remains begins in northern France

 Australian soldiers carry the coffin of a fellow comrade, killed during the World War I during a ceremony of re-burials in Fromelles, northern France...

FRANCE WWI

Australian soldiers carry the coffin of a fellow comrade, killed during the World War I during a ceremony of re-burials in Fromelles, northern France...

Hundreds of people have attended a ceremony in northern France to rebury the first of around 250 unidentified British and Australian soldiers who died in a World War I battle.
Veterans Ministers Alan Griffin of Australia and Kevan Jones of Britain have joined soldiers and villagers for the ceremony on Saturday to rebury the remains.
The bodies of the soldiers _ who are being given full military honors _ were found in 2008 among mass graves. Australian experts believe they were first buried by German troops who fought them.
Similar burials are planned throughout February. A final ceremony is expected July 19 for the 94th anniversary of the battle of Fromelles, the first Australian combat operation on the Western Front.


Updated : 2021-08-02 14:27 GMT+08:00