Families outrage at Libya war graves desecration
Families outrage at Libya war graves desecration
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Vivid footage posted on the internet shows a crowd of men casually kicking and smashing lines of neat white headstones at the main Commonwealth War Graves in Benghazi.

Around 150 memorials were systematically overturned, many of them shattered, while a sandstone cross was smashed with sledge hammers.

Last night relatives of British serviceman buried at the cemetery told The Daily Telegraph of their shock at the "terrible" vandalism.

The cemetery outside the Libyan second city, the headquarters of anti-Gaddafi forces during last year’s revolution, is the final resting place of more than 1,200 soldiers and airmen who died serving under Montgomery in the war in the desert.

Many of them were members of the 7th Armoured Division, the Desert Rats, who helped turn the tide of the war in their struggle for control of north Africa against Rommel’s forces between 1941 and 1943

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9122193/Families-outrage-at-Libya-war-graves-desecration.html
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Views: 828
Uploaded: 5 years ago
Duration: 03:43
Rate this video
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Videos: 25
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Description
Vivid footage posted on the internet shows a crowd of men casually kicking and smashing lines of neat white headstones at the main Commonwealth War Graves in Benghazi.

Around 150 memorials were systematically overturned, many of them shattered, while a sandstone cross was smashed with sledge hammers.

Last night relatives of British serviceman buried at the cemetery told The Daily Telegraph of their shock at the "terrible" vandalism.

The cemetery outside the Libyan second city, the headquarters of anti-Gaddafi forces during last year’s revolution, is the final resting place of more than 1,200 soldiers and airmen who died serving under Montgomery in the war in the desert.

Many of them were members of the 7th Armoured Division, the Desert Rats, who helped turn the tide of the war in their struggle for control of north Africa against Rommel’s forces between 1941 and 1943

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9122193/Families-outrage-at-Libya-war-graves-desecration.html
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