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French Cruising at risk 
3rd-Apr-2003 02:34 pm
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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 land

article here

Think we might fly the Irish flag alone on the boat this season.
3rd-Apr-2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
Not good. Why can't everyone just be friends? :(

We are still planning on going over this summer.
3rd-Apr-2003 02:17 pm (UTC)
Our trip is still on, too but we're going be very careful when we pull into towns with large Turkish or Algerian populations. The red ensign would make the boat a target, I'm sure for the extremists.
One of the more upsetting things about the desecration of the Etaples cemetery is that there are so many nurses buried there, not just military. And that word rubbish made me very very angry.
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