The French soldiers bedroom left untouched for almost 100 years



2016-08-23 09:41:17

Just stumbled across this moving image of a French soldiers room which has remained untouched since he went off to fight in the First World War almost 100 years ago.

The room remains almost exactly as he left it. His jackets are still hung on their hangers, his books still on his shelves.

When Rochereau's parents decided to move in 1935 they stipulated that the room was not to be changed for 500 years and all new owners appear to have honored their wishes.

21 year old Hubert Rochereau was wounded on the 26 April 1918 and died in an English field ambulance, though it was not until 1922 that his parents were able to locate his body which has been buried in a British cemetery. They had his remains repatriated to a cemetery in Bélâbre.

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