Wind farm to be built on site of First World War battlefield because in the land of corporate greed, nothing is sacred

Quixotes Last Stand

An energy firm wants to build 10 turbines – each twice the height of Big Ben – on the site where tens of thousands died

Martin Fricker — The Mirror — March 14, 2013

The remains of British soldiers could be disturbed if a plan to build a wind farm on the site of a First World War battlefield goes ahead.

Energy firm InnoVent wants to build 10 turbines – each twice the height of Big Ben – on the site of the 1915 Battle of Loos, near Calais, where tens of thousands died.

The Leicester Regiment alone lost more than 500 men in just seven days.

Veterans’ relatives also fear the turbines will ruin the setting of cemeteries in the area.

Regimental historian Richard Lane said the scheme would be “disastrous” to the landscape.

He added: “There are likely to be the remains of those who died which could…

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