Melting glaciers in Italy are revealing something straight out of a horror movie: the preserved remains of soldiers from WWI

Melting glaciers in Italy are revealing something straight out of a horror movie: the preserved remains of soldiers from WWI.During World War I, elite Italian soldiers who were trained to fight in freezing climates climbed high up into the Alps to battle enemies from Austria and Germany.

The three-year war they waged, at elevations topping 6500 feet, is often referred to as the White War. Now, 100 years later, that snow and ice is slowly melting—and what lies beneath is like something straight out of a horror movie: The century-old corpses of both Austrian and Italian soldiers, perfectly preserved.

Read more: Melting Glaciers in Italy Reveal a Shocking Surprise: Century-Old Corpses | Mental Floss


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