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The "Bayonet Trench" Memorial marks the location where some dozen bayonets lined up in a row were discovered projecting out of the ground after World War I. Under each rifle the body of a French soldier was discovered. These soldiers were most likely resting their rifles against the parapet of the trench they were occupying when they were killed during a bombardment. The soldiers were buried where they were found in the trench - and the rifles were left untouched.
 
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One of the cross' that mark the position of one of the buried soldier at the "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial.

One of the cross' that mark the position of one of the buried soldier at the "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial.
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The "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial.

The "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial.
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The "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial - seen from the entrance to the memorial.

The "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial - seen from the entrance to the memorial.
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A cross that is located between the entrance to the "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial and the memorial itself.

A cross that is located between the entrance to the "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial and the memorial itself.
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One of the cross' that mark the position of one of the buried soldier at the "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial.

One of the cross' that mark the position of one of the buried soldier at the "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial.
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The entrance to the "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial - seen from the memorial.

The entrance to the "Bayonet Trench" World War I memorial - seen from the memorial.
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