Mass grave of British soldiers killed at Battle of Waterloo ‘buried in orchard’

Started by gash, September 21, 2016, 01:35:49 pm

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Mystery surrounding the whereabouts of thousands of soldiers killed in one of the bloodiest battles fought by the British Army could be revealed in a soldier's memoir. The location of the burial site has been lost for centuries, with only one intact skeleton found under a car park.

Gareth Glover, a military historian has discovered a book which he believes contains an eyewitness account of a mass grave that was used to inter 7,000 British and allied corpses. Over the course of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, there were French losses of around 24,000 and approximately 17,000 casualties on the allied side.

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