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Restauration of the tomb of soldier of the Egyptian campaign

Postby Dominique T. » July 4th, 2013, 8:19 am

Restauration of the tomb of a soldier who participated in the Egyptian campaign.

http://napoleon-monuments.eu/ACMN/Boutin.htm
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Re: Restauration of the tomb of soldier of the Egyptian camp

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » July 4th, 2013, 6:58 pm

That's very impressive Dominique. Thank you for posting the pictures and details.

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Re: Restauration of the tomb of soldier of the Egyptian camp

Postby Mark » July 4th, 2013, 7:27 pm

Thanks for posting, Dominique! Good to see the restoration work being carried out.

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Re: Restauration of the tomb of soldier of the Egyptian camp

Postby Dominique T. » July 5th, 2013, 7:51 am

Thank you !

Here is the list of some 100 requests lodged by our association during the first half of this year with the local authorities in order to preserve napoleonic monuments/memorials/tombs.

http://napoleon-monuments.eu/ACMN/Interventions2013.htm
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Re: Restauration of the tomb of soldier of the Egyptian camp

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » July 5th, 2013, 8:33 am

Is there any [good] news on Quatre-Bras?

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Re: Restauration of the tomb of soldier of the Egyptian camp

Postby Dominique T. » July 5th, 2013, 10:01 am

Unfortunately not (I wanted to communicate sooner, but run short of time)
We got a letter from the walloon minister of heritage saying he would not protect Quatre-Bras farm, because it's role in the battle was less important than to one played by other farms (Pierrepont, Lairalle, Gemioncourt), and because there are already too many proctected buildings at Waterloo.

End of story, unless we can convince some (famous) HISTORIANS - preferably who have written books on the subject- to write to him, telling him he is wrong.
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Re: Restauration of the tomb of soldier of the Egyptian camp

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » July 5th, 2013, 10:39 am

Good idea Dominique. We have published historians among our members. But I expect they've already written in defence of QB.

Does the new Battle of Waterloo tourist route pass by Pierrepont, Lairalle and Gemioncourt??

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Re: Restauration of the tomb of soldier of the Egyptian camp

Postby Dominique T. » July 6th, 2013, 8:44 am

Hi Sarah.

Since the minister has moved the argument towards the historic importance of the farm, we should move our argumentation in that direction. If historians have already written, maybe they haven't done so as historians.

I can give a simple answer to your question : what tourist route ?

They even don't know if they'll be able to finish the new underground memorial at the Lion mound, let alone make a new tourist route...

The minister of Tourism doesn't seem to be interested.

He's socialist and from another region, Walloon Brabant is center-right.
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