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PostSubject: British WWI Graves Desecrated in France   Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:30 am

A British World War I cemetery in northeastern France's
Pas-de-Calais region has been desecrated.




Vandals daubed 12 soldiers' graves with pink swastikas and other Nazi
signs.

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned that attack in a letter
to Queen Elizabeth II.

Mr Sarkozy expressed "indignation and consternation", branding the
desecrations "all the more revolting" since they came a week before he
visits London for a commemoration of French wartime resistance.

"I condemn with the greatest firmness this horrible act and ask you
to pass on my feelings of sympathy and solidarity, and those of the
French people, to the families concerned and to all of the British
people," Mr Sarkozy wrote.

The cemetery in the town of Loos-en-Gohelle holds the remains of more
than 2,000 British and Canadian soldiers who died while fighting in an
October 1915 battle there.

The graves are believed to have been vandalised overnight.

Police said they found swastikas and other graffiti including "SS"
and the word "sex" in pink paint on a dozen graves of British soldiers

France's minister for veterans, Hubert Falco slammed the actions as
"an insult to the memory" of the soldiers and an "insult to France."

John Kipling, the son of British writer Rudyard Kipling, was among
those who died in the 1915 battle when he was 18. His grave was not
touched.



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PostSubject: Re: British WWI Graves Desecrated in France   Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:47 am

Absolutly disgusting!
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PostSubject: Re: British WWI Graves Desecrated in France   Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:30 pm






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PostSubject: Re: British WWI Graves Desecrated in France   Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:42 pm

This is ridiculous. People need to learn respect.
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PostSubject: Re: British WWI Graves Desecrated in France   Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:56 am

sick just nasty plain sick
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PostSubject: Re: British WWI Graves Desecrated in France   Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:34 pm

We had some done near us, then they moved on and targeted Jewish graves and then children's....

Then stupid health n safety stuck their oar in and wanted to remove the gravestones that were fallen or leaning slightly. Drove a few people to create a storm of protest about that.

Still ongoing battle about the headstone malarkey. So far the desecration of graves has stopped, roll on next few weeks when the summer kids camp is let loose. Back it up it will start.
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