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Global Warming Is Thawing Out the Frozen Corpses of a Forgotten WWI Battle

 
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Global Warming Is Thawing Out the Frozen Corpses of a Forgotten WWI Battle
As a script for a bad horror movie- skiers and hikers are finding frozen mummified bodies along with other artifacts

Global Warming Is Thawing Out the Frozen Corpses of a Forgotten WWI Battle
n what is quite possibly the most bizarre result of global warming yet, a melting glacier in the Northern-Italian Alps is slowly revealing the corpses of soldiers who died in the First World War. After nearly a century, the frozen bodies appear to be perfectly mummified from the ice. With the remains also comes the story of the highest battle in history—‘The White War’.

The year is May 1915. The newly unified Italy decides to join the Allied Forces in the First World War, which by then is 10 months underway. Italy, eager to expand its borders, decides to wage war against Austria in an effort to annex the mountain areas of Trentino and Southern Tirol. The conflict results in what is now known as ‘The White War’: a cold, four-year-long standoff between Italian mountain troops, named ‘the Alpini’, and their Austrian opponents, ‘the Kaiserschützen’. The battle was fought at high altitude, with special weapons and infrastructure like ice-trenches and cable transports. Often the sides would use mortar fire to try and incur avalanches—‘the white death’—on each other’s camps, claiming thousands of lives.

Now, thanks largely to decades of global warming, the Presena glacier running through the battleground is slowly melting away. And with that melting the remains of the White War are slowly emerging. Remarkably well-kept artifacts have been streaming down with the melting water of the glacier since the early 90s

Now, after almost a century, the bodies are following suit. Because of the cold, the remains often surface completely intact, still wrapped in their original uniforms.
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Re: Global Warming Is Thawing Out the Frozen Corpses of a Forgotten WWI Battle
That is totally amazing! And sad. Thanks for sharing.
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interesting article, too bad they had to shove some stupid global warming crap in there
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That is totally amazing! And sad. Thanks for sharing.
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hi YW! it is that can you imagine?
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Re: Global Warming Is Thawing Out the Frozen Corpses of a Forgotten WWI Battle
interesting article, too bad they had to shove some stupid global warming crap in there
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Well now, I guess that means that the area was exposed before...in WWI. Blatant propaganda.
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Well now, I guess that means that the area was exposed before...in WWI. Blatant propaganda.
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You got it!
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Well now, I guess that means that the area was exposed before...in WWI. Blatant propaganda.
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You got it!
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Did you read the article? They were buried alive each side fighting set off mortars that caused massive avalanches
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Re: Global Warming Is Thawing Out the Frozen Corpses of a Forgotten WWI Battle
That doesn't prove shit,
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