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The vanished battalion

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posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 05:35 AM
This makes for an interesting read for anyone interested in ufo abductions or war stories.The whole battalion simply disappeared into a cloud and were never seen of again according to a sapper who gave his testimony 50 years after the event.Could this be a mass abduction or just a case of a story that got twisted over time .There are a couple of explanations put forward each with it's own merit.
Worth a read and not to long.Any thoughts on this or do you know of other information regarding this mystery?

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 05:47 AM
reply to post by 12voltz

One very signficant statistic mentioned in the article is that two-thirds of the 36,000 Allied servicemen lost in the whole campaign "vanished", in the sense that their bodies were never identified or never found at all. This is a colossal proportion. The most plausible explanation, unfortunately, is that the bodies were simply blown to pieces.

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 06:08 AM
reply to post by DISRAELI

I cant see why this Reichardt and three of his fellow soldiers would make up this story 50 years later unless they were suffering severe shellshock and dehydration or maybe the horror of it all was to much they convinced themselves that this is what happened to try and avoid reality.But this doesnt explain no evidence of their remains,even if they were blown to pieces there would be some remains.It hard to believe an abduction of such huge numbers and to make up a story about alien abduction would not go down to well in those times

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 06:21 AM

Originally posted by 12voltz
But this doesnt explain no evidence of their remains,even if they were blown to pieces there would be some remains.

According to the article, there were no traceable remains of 14,000 servicemen, more than a third of the entire casualty list. That in itself shows how easily the effect could be achieved.

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 06:26 AM
I remember reading about this donkey's years ago but had no idea "All The King's Men" was about that. They were supposed to have marched up a mountain that had loaf of bread-shaped lenticular clouds sitting at the top and then they vanished into the clouds. Great story, reminds me of Picnic at Hanging Rock for some reason. I've always categorised those two stories together.

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 06:33 AM

Unfortunately, all of the war stories of that period are warped. No testimony by any person of the period can be relied upon simply because so many of them returned mentally ill, and so many others had to maintain a romantic image of heroic bravery.

The truth about any war is far more disturbing than any serving person would likely admit. And no paper, government, military leader or other around the time would have ever even considered actually telling the truth about deserters, soldiers losing their minds and the barbaric acts taking place in those battle fields.

Where such cases are documented, it's a safe bet that the truth is still being watered down to be easier to stomach.

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 06:48 AM

This battalion was raised at The Royal Sandringham estate from the Butlers to the groomers and Gardeners, The sad tale of this forgotten story lies with the fact that when most of the Battalion were killed in Gallipoli Turkey under mysterious circumstances, The "tyed" workers/soldiers families were put out of their homes (some ended up in brothels) as the "employee" had been killed whilst serving King and country,

Wouldn't happen these days ? Would it !!..

posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 08:35 PM
reply to post by foxhoundone

Can you also imagine a christmas cease fire with the allied troops exchanging cigarettes and letters with the taliban in the middle of no-mans land.WW1 was an exercise in insanity where 1000's of young men would go "over the top"from the trenches to try and gain 6 foot of mud only to be slaughtered as soon as they stood up and just do it over and over.The statistics are staggering.

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