Adloyada reports on the destruction of Jewish civilian graves in East London, French Muslim war graves in France, and British war graves in Gaza. Note that only one of these gets BBC coverage. You would simply never guess which.
You do have to wonder at the mentality of those who'd attack Muslim war graves. My position's pretty simple on this - if they fought with us, they should be honoured and remembered just as we'd honour and remember any other British soldier.
Judy is, not unnaturally, touched most nearly by the East London desecrations. It's the Gaza attack that's closer to me. The 53rd Division fought in the First, Second and Third battles of Gaza. My grandfather's 1/4th Welsh Territorials were part of that division. It is almost certain that his comrades lie there. I only know it was in Palestine that he received the wounds which were to shorten his life so much, but it's quite possible they were sustained in one of these three battles.
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