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New series of acts of vandalism at Waterloo
« le: 03 octobre 2011, 14:31:09 pm »
Dear Friends,
I must again share with you some sad new about Napoleonic monuments. There have been again some acts of vandalism and theft on the Waterloo battlefield and at Boulogne-sur-Mer.
On the Waterloo battlefield, the small monument to general Picton, indicating (more or less) the place where he was killed, has been knocked over some weeks ago.
Nothing has been done yet to redress the monument. If you know some British association who could do the job, please inform them.
It would be necessary to fasten the monument more solidly in order to avoid this happening again.
When it was first installed, it was at a safer place. Why then has it been moved?

Just about 100 metres to the south, the eagle on the monument of the Association Franco-Européenne de Waterloo/Fondation Napoléon to the 8th Infantry regiment (Durutte division), has been stolen. Already last year, someone tried to steal the glorious bird, but only succeeded in bending its leg. This time, they succeeded.

At Wimereux, near Boulogne-sur-Mer, the medallion with the Legion of Honour to the right of the road leading to the place where Napoleon stood when distributing the first stars of the Légion d'honneur, in the valley of Terlincthum (not far from the WWI cemetery) , has also been stolen.
You will find more picture and explanations if you follow the links.
Kind regards.
Dominique Timmermans
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Re : New series of acts of vandalism at Waterloo
« Réponse #1 le: 03 octobre 2011, 17:01:06 pm »
Scum! :evil:
Glinka F.N. The memoirs of  Borodino battle. - "...screams of commanders and howls of despair on ten different languages was drowned by cannonade and drumbeat..."

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Re : Re : New series of acts of vandalism at Waterloo
« Réponse #2 le: 23 octobre 2011, 07:52:01 am »
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