War Graves nicked

#1
Can't find the story on the web, but in today's Independent, there's an article saying that some b*stard bloody Frenchman has stolen some British war graves, so he could use the Limestone has a building material. 8O What the hell is going on there? Do the French have absolutely no respect for what we did for them? TWICE?
 
#2
Quite why Bliar is such a fan of the frogs is beyond me. They are always up to underhand trickery or downright cheating and thieving of some sort.

I say we should sink their fleet, bomb the Eiffel Tower and march on the Champs Elysee!
 
#3
it's a bast*rd thing to do but to be fair to the French, there are people over here who would do it as well. You can't group the whole country as thieving irrespectful arrses just because of the inexcusable actions of one man.
 
#7
A_team_lucy said:
be fair to the French
Never!

A few quotations from Admiral Lord Nelson, a man who really kneew about the French:


"All Frenchmen are alike; I despise them all. They are false and treacherous."

"there is no way of dealing with a Frenchman but to knock him down. To be civil to them is only to be laughed at."

"To serve my King and destroy the French I consider the great order of all from which little ones spring; and if one of those little ones militate against it, I go back to obey the great order."

"You must hate a Frenchman as you do the Devil!"
 
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one_flew_over

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#8
Didn't Chirac have to apologise because someone put graffiti on a load of war grave during the war? If the froggies find and prosecute this rsole the fair enough - if not it is shaming them all.
 
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Lancelot

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#9
Are we Brits really in a position to gob off about the way the french behave?
British Cemeteries are invariably neglected,vandalised and uncared for.
Even on Remembrance Sunday graves of old soldiers remain neglected.
I've seen a few Cemeteries in Normandy that were excellently maintained and really put us to shame.
We should look at our own backyard first.
 
#10
Overseas war graves are looked after by teh Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who may well employ Johnny Foreigner to actually do the work, but they control it. In this country, of course, it is up to local authorities, most of whom who would rather spend your money on PC 'initiatives' and handouts to soap-dodgers and asylum-seeking gyppo thieving foreign bastards.
 
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one_flew_over

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#11
sandyarrse - I think war graves overseas are maintained by the Commonwealth war Graves commission and not the host country. Agree though we need to get out own house in order though.
 
#12
Fine. Some grubby animal activist covered a war memorial in painted on monkeys or something. Yes, that's very wrong. But you don't see him nicking it to fix his garage wall do you? :x
I got in trouble today for saying that the British hated the French. "AH! How can you say that?" from some hippy. I had to carefully explain that it was a national feeling, born from years and years of conflict, and that no amount of tree-hugging and aromatherapy can alter this deeply ingrained abhorrence of all things French! :)
 
#16
Caption Competition for the above photo!
"So, Saddam... How was last night for you?"
"Fantastic darling, just fantastic. Hold my hand while I execute someone."
"Oh, you know exactly how to turn me on."
 
#17
Caption competition:

'...So what you're saying, Saddam, is if anyone disagrees with you as President, you have their heads cut off'
'Yes, just like the French Revolution'
'Aaahh, those were the days....'
 

Ventress

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#18
Any more details? Location? Have the headstones been returned?

Like the post said, CWGC pay for the maintainence but the host country has to do its bit to preserve the cemeteries. As in the out lying corners of the world. The cemeteries are at peril of the locals, weather etc. Check out www.cwgc.org and you will be suprised at how many graves the CWGC has on its register scattered to the four corners of the world. Also they cannot a 24hr Guard on the places, but that would stop theiving French gits!
 
#19
Haven't read anything else on it. Bearing in mind that the article was a tiny little thing at the bottom of one of the pages, I doubt that the Independent considers it of an importance that it needs to be followed up. :(
 
#20
Shites. But (mind you) this sort of thing might be more common than you think: when they busted some scallies in Bradford for digging up paving slabs to sell to garden centres, they also solved the mystery of the disappearing gravestones...(the cops pulled them over in their Peugeot 205 because the rear wheelarches were practically rubbing on the tyres and found the boot full of slabs. Not too smart)
 

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