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German soldiers graves looted for memorabilia

Article about: I just stumbled across this article in the International Business Times- Interesting. It's a couple years old, so this might be old news. Murder For Profit: German War Graves Being Desecrate

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    I just stumbled across this article in the International Business Times- Interesting.
    It's a couple years old, so this might be old news.


    Murder For Profit: German War Graves Being Desecrated To Retrieve Nazi Memorabilia

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    Unfortunately this is nothing new, "black diggers" abound in Russia!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    That is just so wrong in so many way's.
    I know when I get an item I wish it could speak and tell me where it has been and what it had seen.
    Now if it could say something it might go like this" I fought bravely and died for my country, then some POS scum bag desecrated body and stole this off my rotting corpse"
    Very sad indeed!!!!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    It is indeed and old article, and one that was discussed at length when it first came out.

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    Nothing new i'm afraid this subject has now been rumbling on for many years !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    and will go on and on and on.

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    Which is why I hesitate to buy ANY relic.....
    This forum seems bipolar about this topic

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    We support those who dig officially but will challenge and ban those who don't , simple as that !!

    The purchase of relics is for an individual and their concience and ethics alone.

    Please let's not open this debate again we have been here so many times before.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    and will go on and on and on.
    and then be called archeology.

    My grandmothers people have dealt with that $hit forever and still do.
    There are people and museums that own American Indian skulls, grave goods, religious items, etc..
    People were robbing Indian graves up to the late 1970s, and not just old graves either, until a federal law was passed criminalizing the practice, but it still happens. Believe it or not guys there are heavy rollers all around the world that want to own American Indian art and artifacts. More so than Nazi stuff, with deep pockets.
    It is a despicable thing to do. Things of the dead belong to the dead.
    I have seen this article before and said nothing, but what the hell if we are going to piss and moan about Nazi soldiers, I believe I will say something about my own people.

    Rant Over.
    Going to go get a shot of single malt Scotch. I like the 20 year old stuff, no headaches at all, nice warm feeling going down and a very pleasant buzz.

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    That reminds me, i'm out of my 18year Glenfiddich. Thanks for the reminder!

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