Benghazi Cemeteries tidy again
10 April 2012
All the broken headstones have been removed from the Benghazi
War Cemetery and the Benghazi British Military Cemetery, and
temporary markers have been erected on all the graves that were
damaged in the attacks last month.
The cemeteries have been tidied throughout, and - in the words
of Commonwealth War Graves Commission staff who've returned from
Libya - the site looks "presentable" again.
The cemeteries are "dry" sites, so there is no grass to
maintain. But CWGC staff have already removed weeds and tidied
around the graves.
The situation across Libya remains unpredictable, and the
Foreign Office continues to advise against all but essential travel
in the Benghazi area. But local CWGC staff are able to work again
and their next task is to remove the remnants of the Cross of
Sacrifice which was damaged in the attack on the Benghazi War
New headstones are on order, and will be manufactured and
shipped over the coming months.