Canada has applied technology to help the process of identifying and searching for the remains of the dead martyrs of this country, including those who have died in nearly 100 years of war and scale search programs that have stopped. .
The Ministry of Defense has formally requested the help of archaeologists, anthropologists and genetics in identifying the found remains.
Today, the construction of infrastructures, agricultural activities in Europe and Asia on old battlefields often finds many anonymous martyrs, of which, in part, are troops Canadian. A total of 112,000 Canadian soldiers died in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War; Of these, 28,000 were found unrecognizable, especially with 20,000 sets of remains from the First World War, that is nearly 100 years old.
Although Canada no longer conducts the corpse search program, when the bones are accidentally found and suspected to be soldiers of the country, they must still take identification measures before burial.
The common tomb of unnamed Canadian soldiers.
Previously, the identification of the martyrs was mainly due to the badges of the units they carried with them, the rest were buried in the form of anonymous martyrs. Today, thanks to the help of science and technology, that has changed. The Canadian Ministry of Defense representative said: 'The rapid change in identification and genetics technologies, along with lowering the cost of analytical methods, has allowed Canada to identify easily and accurately. more than the corpse of the corpse is found. '
Laura Clegg, Canada's Ministry of Defense deathman researcher, said she had to work with one to three anonymous remains on average a year ago. However, after a French farm was rebuilt, many more remains were found in the field.
The work of historians is to narrow the scope of the search by identifying signs such as medals and badges to know which unit the missing soldier is, compared to the current missing list of the application. position and position of each soldier at the time.
After that, the work belongs to anthropologists. By professional measures, they will tell the characteristics of the dead such as height, cause of death and a history of medical wounds and treatments of the bones such as teeth, bones . Finally is the job of geneticists: Check the DNA of the suspected remains with your loved ones to make sure of identification.
According to Bradley Hall, Secretary of the Canadian Association for the Search of the remains, all nations do their best to identify the dead soldiers who died in the war. Many families were hopeless when they heard the news of his father, he sacrificed on the sea or in the air and could never find it, but with the current technology, they had complete hope.