French Plan for War Grave Wind Farm Sends Chills To Relatives

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 8, 2017
 

Plans to build a giant wind farm in a French field where vast numbers of dead Australians are thought to lie after the World War I battle of ­Bullecourt have outraged the ­soldiers’ descendants, including former Queensland premier Campbell Newman.

The six turbines are to be installed directly where fierce fighting in two battles in April and May 1917 led to more than 10,000 Australian casualties — one of them Mr Newman’s great-uncle, Second Lieutenant Leslie Mullett.

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