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Lost WW1 Cemeteries Found in Poland

Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    More than a century after it finished, and the Great War is still yielding secrets. Be fascinating to see how many more they can uncover.
    "ARCHAEOLOGISTS in Poland have uncovered two World War I-era cemeteries that have been lost in the annals of history.
    The archaeological discoveries were made in southeast Poland, where fierce battles were fought in the winter of 1915. World War I, which was fought between 1914 and 1918, is estimated to have mobilised some 60 million Europeans and killed more than 20 million people. And although Poland did not exist as an independent state during the conflict, it served as a theatre of war for the Prussian, Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empires.
    The first of the newly discovered cemeteries was unearthed in Łupków, a small village in the Subcarpathian region.
    Archaeologists have determined the cemetery was most likely divided into two sectors, for Russian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers respectively.
    A second cemetery was then found in the nearby village of Zubeńsko.
    There, the cemetery was divided into four sections, including one for Czech troops fighting under the banner of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
    Archaeologists have determined the cemetery was most likely divided into two sectors, for Russian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers respectively.
    A second cemetery was then found in the nearby village of Zubeńsko.
    There, the cemetery was divided into four sections, including one for Czech troops fighting under the banner of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
    However, archaeologists from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków believe many more burial grounds are hidden throughout the region.
    Lead researcher Dr Marcin Czarnowicz said: "The areas of both cemeteries have been restored to their original state, that is, the excavations were filled in.
    "To mark the places, crosses were raised with the information that these are war cemeteries."
    The expert added "a lot more, maybe even several dozen more" cemeteries are in the region."
    www.express.co.uk/news/science/1331050/Archaeology-news-WWI-cemeteries-discovery-Poland
     
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  2. bronk7

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    ..I would think a ''few'' of the relatives would know where their loved ones were buried?.....but, they did not have the instant communication we have today
     

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