Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

5/9/2006

Preservation hoarders

While Tony Blair and George Bush called on the world to see the liberation of Baghdad in April 2003 as a victory for democracy, there were a good many people who reckoned they were watching the destruction of a culture rather than a new beginning. For among the buildings set on fire as coalition forces took the Iraqi capital was the National Library and Archive, and TV cameras clearly captured burning papers scattered around outside. Even though some of the more important documents had already been moved for safekeeping in anticipation of war, more than three years on, scholars still don’t know exactly what was lost. for more click here

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