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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WORLD WAR I CAVE PAINTINGS

During WWI, many French soldiers were sheltered in underground quarries. Numerous such quarries are decorated with the (often beautiful) paintings and carvings they made on quarry walls:

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Note: Farmers in the area to this day uncover dozens of bodies while working their fields. Workers sorting potatoes also often discover unpleasant surprises: WWI grenades resembled potatoes, and do so even more now that they've spent 100 years in the French soil...

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