Soldiers stand guard over sacks of "sacred soil" taken from World War I battlefields
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WWI 'sacred soil' ceremony held to mark arrival

A ceremony to mark the arrival of soil from 70 Belgian World War I battlefields has taken place at what will become a memorial garden for the conflict.

Sandbags containing the "sacred soil" were carried on a gun carriage through London from HMS Belfast on the Thames to Wellington Barracks.

Robert Hall reports.

  • 30 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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