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Re: Vandalism at Barrosa!

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » November 9th, 2017, 4:25 pm

The monument and the plaques haven't moved, Dominique. They're where they were put in and dedicated in 2011. New statue and plaques then. But it was a fairly isolated spot and rarely visited.

Only the bronze figures on the monument have been replaced by a material that looks very much like bronze. And if bronze thieves don't know the difference, officials can cast a new mold I've been told. The bronze original hangs safely in the nearby Chiclana museum.

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