We write to the History Channel and the Military channel. We suggest they make a series about mercenaries hunting down the looters. It is win win. History gets exposure and the vandals get caught.
From: a10rca <jhill@...
To: WarOf1812 <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, Feb 11, 2011 9:30 am
Subject: 1812 Re: Hougoumont Looted!
Well said Jim.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "James Yaworsky" <yawors1@...> wrote:
> --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Nicholas WESTBROOK <westbrooknicholas@> wrote:
> A sword has been plunged through the hearts of current members
> > and veterans of the British Army's Household Division. [snip] The 400-year-old cross in the chateau's chapel that
> > survived a fire during the battle has been stolen. [big snip]
> The sword has hit not just the hearts of the Household Division - but every "history buff" who has studied the battle - including, I'm guessing, a significant chunk of the membership of this group.
> I expected a flood of messages reacting to news of this outrage. I wanted to write something in myself, right away - but really, what can you say?
> The bastards who did this will hopefully be caught and punished. Whatever the punishment is, it won't be enough.
> Jim Yaworsky
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