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Wind Turbines - now Cambrai


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They are everywhere on the Cambrai battlefields. 

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And not just at Cambrai. This is the view from Neuville-Bourjonval 

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Route des Tanks at Flesquieres and Orival Wood cemetery 

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That first photo under lowering skies in post #4 is quite terrifying, Michelle.

 

Your photo in post #3 illustrates how brutal the turbines are when they are en-masse. They can be oddly beautiful in smaller numbers.

 

 

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This is extremely sad. I am not the only one with a relative lying under those fields, with the tiny (forlorn?) hope that some future archaeological search might find a clue. 

 

Margaret

 

PS It does remind me of the comment I saw last year about use of a very small section on a far edge of Bosworth Battlefield  “How can this happen, would they build on First World War sites?”. Ermmm, yes. 

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Are we in danger of conflating 2 issues; wind turbines, and lack of proper controls during surveys and construction? The former will no doubt polarise views, the latter is probably something that we are mainly in agreement about. And if we are generally in agreement that digging without the correct surveys and, should something be found the correct handling of those finds, is a bad thing, surely the question to ask is what can we do about it? 

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My comment came from reading the articles, one suggesting that the entire area has been declared as available for use without any archaeological searches (which may or may not be correct but is rather sweeping if true). 

Wind turbines can be devisive but I do think land should be investigated first, as with any other construction. 

 

Margaret

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