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World War I Soldier’S Room Untouched For Almost 100 Years


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#1 Kenneth P. Katz

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 2042 PM

"His torn military jacket still hangs by his desk and his shoes are still tucked neatly by his bed — relics of a life lost long ago. In the small village of Bélâbre in central France sits the room of Hubert Rochereau, untouched for nearly a century as a memorial to the fallen solider, who died during World War I."

 

http://www.washingto...lmost-100-years


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#2 Michael Eastes

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 0115 AM

Wow. What an incredible time capsule. Good find, Ken.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 0801 AM

Yes, impressive story...


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 0829 AM

Wot Michael said Ken, thanks for sharing. I wonder where the British cigarettes came from, possibly with his personal effects? He was killed just west of Mount Kemmel, about seven miles south-west of Ypres; there's a French Ossuary up on the Mount.

 

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 0957 AM

The story has been in several outlets for a few months now, but those are by far the best pictures I've seen published. So ordinary, yet so poignant.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 1131 AM

The WP link appears to have died, so here's one to the original Guardian story that gives a bit more detail. Not so many photos though, unfortunately.  :(

 

http://www.theguardi...first-world-war

 

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#7 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 1150 AM

that's just remarkable


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 1217 PM

The WP link appears to have died, so here's one to the original Guardian story that gives a bit more detail. Not so many photos though, unfortunately.  :(

 

http://www.theguardi...first-world-war

 

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Still works for me Bill.

 

It is a wonder it lasted thru WW2.


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 1403 PM

 

The WP link appears to have died, so here's one to the original Guardian story that gives a bit more detail. Not so many photos though, unfortunately.  :(

 

http://www.theguardi...first-world-war

 

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Still works for me Bill.

 

It is a wonder it lasted thru WW2.

 

So it does, must've been temporarily down last time I tried it. Ref the WW2 indeed, and surprising the new tenants have kept it going too.

 

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