Effective Legal Governance of WWI Wrecks
Chapter 7: Legacy wrecks as memorials and maritime war graves
An emerging value of legacy wrecks is there use as memorials and the recognition of many legacy wrecks as maritime war graves. This chapter considers the nature of war memorials and the possible role that legacy wrecks might play in the evolving memorialisation of WWI. It also addresses the vexed question of recognising and protecting maritime war graves, and the attempts made to protect legacy wrecks, especially by the UK through the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.
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