War ceme­tery des­e­crated

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

A Bri­tish First World War ceme­tery in France was des­e­crated by van­dals yes­ter­day. A mon­u­ment and 12 graves were daubed with pink swastikas, SS in­signia and other graf­fiti. The ceme­tery in the town of Loos-en-Go­helle holds Bri­tish and Cana­dian sol­diers who fell in an oc­to­ber 1915 bat­tle there. France’s min­is­ter for vet­er­ans, Hu­bert Falco, said that the des­e­cra­tion, which took place be­fore dawn, was “an in­sult to the me­mory” of the sol­diers and an “in­sult to France.”

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