'General Plumer presenting Military Medals to Nurses for bravery when their hospital was bombed from the air. Blendecques, 26 June, 1918', courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM, Q 6772

'Fears rise that First World War Centenary will spark crime wave against memorabilia'

Posted on centenarynews.com on 20 November 2013
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An article in The Independent highlights concerns that the First World War Centenary "is set to trigger a boom in the underworld memorabilia market with thieves targeting museums during four years of high-profile commemorations".

Increasing interest in items such as medals, combined with the high price of silver and "poorly-protected exhibitions, battlefield sites and wrecks" could mean that items are "at risk of plundering for profit".

To read the full article, visit The Independent website here.

Date of article publication: 18/11/2013

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News