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Four Belgian soldiers who perished in WW1, given a proper funeral

The remains of four Belgian soldiers who perished in the First World War, have been reburied in De Panne. The remains were discovered two years ago during excavation works, and could be identified through DNA research and historic investigation work. The soldiers were transported from Diksmuide, where they were found, to a cemetery in De Panne. This happened in an oldtimer vehicle that was used as a field ambulance 100 years ago. The special ceremony is quite unique: a similar burial service was last held in the seventies.