Two More Casualties of World War I in Belgium

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The Great War never really ended, in the sense that there are probably hundreds if not thousands of tons of unexploded munitions buried across Europe—not to mention several hundred thousand missing soldiers whose remains were never accounted for (including 80,000 Germans in Flanders alone). These leftover shells, grenades, and aerial bombs can still be very dangerous, as demonstrated this week when a shell or grenade exploded at a construction site in Ypres, western Belgium, killing two workmen. Click here for the BBC story.

Over in our World War I Centennial series, we're covering the events that led to The Great War exactly 100 years after they happened. Read the most recent installment or see all entries.

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