German WWI Shelter Unearthed in France. 2011. The remains of individual soldiers killed in World War I are still frequently found during construction work on the former Western front battlefields of France and Belgium, but the discovery of so many soldiers in one location is rare. The untouched tomb, poignant and grisly, sheds light on the lives of the 21 soldiers found inside it. It was unearthed as part of road construction work near the small town of Carspach in the Alsace region.