Saturday, February 16, 2008

Uncovering Ypres.

British and Belgian archaeologists are excavating the "Vampire Dugout" in Belgium, a major World War I battle planning site, which proves to be in remarkable condition and also holds—gulp—live shells. Go here for the BBC video.

Shades of the ongoing cleanup in Washington, DC, at a World War I site that researched chemical weapons...

Hat tip to the Great War fiction blog.

About the photo: Irish World War I recruiting poster, ca. 1915. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, reproduction no. LC-USZC4-10976.

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