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Battlefields around the world are finding new purpose as parks and refuges

 

November 6, 2019



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Todd Lookingbill, University of Richmond and Peter Smallwood, University of Richmond

(THE CONVERSATION) The horrors of war are all too familiar: lives lost, homes destroyed, entire communities forced to flee. Yet as time passes, places that once were sites of death and destruction can become peaceful natural refuges.

One of the deadliest battles fought on U.S. soil, for example, was the Battle of Gettysburg. Tens of thousands of men were killed or wounded in three days of fight...



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