Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, March 19, 2021

Breaking News: Local Historians Discover WWI Tunnel with 270 German Corpses

Editor's Note:  This site is on the Chemin des Dames just north of the ruins of Craonne.  The story of its discovery is fascinating.  See the link to the BBC article below the photo of the wartime tunnel entrance.


  1. What a horrible discovery!
    And what a story about how it was done.

  2. What a cold response from the government bureaucracies, especially the German office.

  3. I was within a few hundred yards of the spot two years ago, visiting Napoleon's battlefield of 1814, and had no idea. You never know what lies beneath, in that much-fought-over part of the world ....