> wrote in news:jidc46$57p$6...@dont-email.me
> Graves get desecrated, it's something some people do.
It is, however, unusual for CWGC cemeteries to have any problems like that.
The caretakers' posts in the Third World are often handed down through
families and their incumbents generally defend their rice bowls. From the
reports I read, the cemeteries outside Baghdad went without vandalism, even
as U.S. and British forces instituted their occupation of Iraq. From
personal experience, having been the local line commander in 1979, Turks
violated the buffer zone in western Nicosia to desecrate the graves in the
Roman Catholic cemetery adjacent to the CWGC cemetery, while leaving the
latter untouched. (Admittedly, the CWGC cemetery was more easily observed
since it was maintained, but we are talking about Greek Cypriot National
Guard as the other beligerants.)
> Take it from me, the people in them don't care...
An, unlike us, the occupants have seen the end of war. Grave markers,
especially with an organization like the CWGC to back up the process, can
easily be replaced.
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