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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

In World War I, huge numbers of soldiers died without their remains being identified. The practice developed for nations to have a symbolic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that represented those unidentified soldiers.

They usually contain the remains of a dead soldier who is unidentified, and is thought to be impossible to ever indentify. Much work goes into trying to find a certain soldier, and to verify that it is indeed one of you own soldiers.

The most famous, and earliest, is that in France under the Arc de Triomphe that was istalled after the First World War.

These tombs are also used to represent the unidentified fallen of later wars.

Examples include:

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