OXFORDMON wrote:Sarah, this is absolutely appalling news, one can only hope that these vandals can be caught and punished, and the memorials repaired.
I totally agree.
It seems there is a new wave of thefts (according to me, because railway copper lines are better protected).
There have been many thefts lately in Belgium and eastern France, mostly WW1.
The most outrageous being the theft of the bronze nameplates in a WW1 Belgian cemetary, making all the graves nameless...
The worst thing is that there is no organism with the money to replace these (+/- 150.000 EUR).
An incomplete summary here : http://napoleon-monuments.eu/MONUMENTSD ... /index.htm
If everything goes well, next week, we shall replace the eagle opposite la Haie-Sainte.
The new one will be in resin.