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Hougoumont cross that survived the Battle of Waterloo is stolen

A wooden crucifix which survived a fire at the Battle of Waterloo has
been stolen from a chapel at the site of the battlefield.

Interpol officers have issued an international arrest warrant in
connection with the 6ft-high ‘irreplaceable’ Hougoumont Christ at a
château considered pivotal to the battle.

It was taken at the same time as a memorial stone to British troops
and their allies at the historic site in Walloon Brabant, Belgium.
Huge loss: The 15th-century 6ft-high ‘Hougoumont Christ’, left, which
was stolen from the chapel in the grounds of a château at the site of
the Battle of Waterloo
Huge loss: The 15th-century 6ft-high ‘Hougoumont Christ’, left, which
was stolen from the chapel in the grounds of a château at the site of
the Battle of Waterloo

Huge loss: The 15th-century 6ft-high ‘Hougoumont Christ’, left, which
was stolen from the chapel in the grounds of a château at the site of
the Battle of Waterloo

The thefts have led police to believe art collectors are behind the
crimes and now the battlefield’s curator has appealed for the
artefacts’ safe return.

more:

Hougoumont cross that survived the Battle of Waterloo is stolen | Mail Online.

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