I vowed not to mention the War in this journal, but . . .
Yesterdays Times front page was devoted to a story about the desecration of War Graves in France. "Eleven thousand Allied soldiers lie buried in well-tended peace at Etaples, on the Channel coast near Le Touquet, victims of the struggle by Anglo-Saxons to liberate the French from the German invaders during the First World War. "
The message from French Muslims is chilling"Last week the obelisk raised in their memory was defiled by red-painted insults such as “Rosbeefs go home”; “May Saddam prevail and spill your blood”; and, in a reference to the long-dead casualties beneath the manicured turf, “They are soiling our land”.
" (Actually the report missed the most disgusting part of the message. The translation should
have read Your rubbish is soiling our landarticle here
Think we might fly the Irish flag alone on the boat this season.