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Nov 11, 2015

The Battlefield That Time Forgot

The Battlefield That Time Forgot

Almost 100 years after WWI a small wooden cross planted in the middle of the trenches marks the place where a French soldier gave his life.
Today is Armistice Day, say a thank you to those who gave their lives so your grandparents, parents and you can live yours.

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General view of French WWI soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi's battlefield grave memorial, a wooden cross with a battlefield helmet in Champagne, eastern France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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WA rusty French flask hangs on a tree to indicate the way to the battlefield grave memorial of French WWI soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi in Champagne, eastern France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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A plaque hangs over the cross of the battlefield grave memorial of World War I French soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi in Champagne, eastern France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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French WWI soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi poses in this 1917 picture CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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The rusty French army helmet on top a wooden cross is seen on French WWI soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi's battlefield grave memorial, in Champagne, eastern France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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WWI shell craters and trenches are seen near French WWI soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi's battlefield grave memorial, in Champagne, eastern France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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French WWI soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi poses with fellow soldiers in this 1917 picture CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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A plaque which reads 'Happy Saint Name Day' hangs over battlefield grave memorial of French WWI soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi in Champagne, eastern France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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The signature of French WWI soldier Edouard Marius Ivaldi is seen on a hand-written letter he sent to his family on October 17, 1915 CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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General view of the Navarin monument, a pyramid inaugurated at Sommepy-Tahure in 1924 to pay tribute to World War I soldiers killed in Champagne CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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WWI barbed wire is seen near the Navarin monument, a pyramid inaugurated at Sommepy-Tahure in 1924 to pay tribute to World War I soldiers killed in Champagne CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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A warning road sign is posted near the entrance of the Camp de Suippes CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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A "Borne du front" (Demarcation stone) with a helmet capping the milestone is seen near the entrance of Camp de Suippes, near Reims CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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General view of church ruins at Mesnil les Hurlus, a former village of 97 people now included in the Camp de Suippes, near Reims, France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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General view of cemetery ruins at Mesnil les Hurlus, a former village of 97 people now included in the Camp de Suippes, near Reims, France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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General view of cemetery ruins at Mesnil les Hurlus, a former village of 97 people now included in the Camp de Suippes, near Reims CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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General view of church ruins at Perthes-les-Hurlus, a former village of 151 inhabitants in 1914 located inside the Camp de Suippes, near Reims CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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The ruins of the 13th century church of St. Remi at Hurlus, sit atop a small mound, near Reims, France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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A road signs set up by the Touring Club de France, a French organization seeking to preserve the nation's heritage on behalf of the tourist industry, indicates the remains of Hurlus, near Reims, France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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The ruins of the 13th century church of St Remi at Hurlus, sit atop a small mound, near Reims, France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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Various items are gathered in the ruins of the church at Tahure, near Reims CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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General view of church ruins at Perthes-les-Hurlus, a former village of 151 inhabitants in 1914 located inside the Camp de Suippes, near Reims CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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Sculpture on top of the Navarin monument, a pyramid inaugurated at Sommepy-Tahure in 1924 to pay tribute to World War I soldiers killed in Champagne, eastern France CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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General view of church ruins at Perthes-les-Hurlus, a former village of 151 inhabitants in 1914 located inside the Camp de Suippes, near Reims CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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