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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jun 21, 2022 11:31:55 AM
Waterloo transgender horror as BONES of the DEAD ground into FERTILISER

It is one of history’s greatest mysteries: tens of thousands of men and horses died at the battle of Waterloo, but few remains have been found. Contemporary reports claim the bones were collected, pulverised and turned into FERTILISER for agricultural use.

Now boffins have said that while the theory is credible, fresh fieldwork is needed to investigate such claims. Shock new research has yielded a number of surprises, including discoveries of the bodies of women – one of whom at least was dressed in French cavalry uniform, leading to the possibility that TRANSGENDER soldiers also fought.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jun/18/my
stery-of-waterloos-dead-soldiers-to-be-re-examined-by-academics

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Dubris - 21 Jun 2022 11:44:10 (#1 of 10)

Is it really surprising?

Snarlygog - 21 Jun 2022 12:45:58 (#2 of 10)

The great Phosphate shortage of the early 1800s. The also raided the French Catacombs and Osserrys were plundered.

Mazzarin - 21 Jun 2022 12:50:32 (#3 of 10)

Brief article on variations in practice over the centuries:

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/dead-bodies-after-battles-history/

HouseOfLametta - 21 Jun 2022 13:22:38 (#4 of 10)

Waterloo was a bonanza for the false teeth industry.

indlovubill - 21 Jun 2022 13:29:10 (#5 of 10)

ABBA did quite well out of it.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Jun 2022 13:31:59 (#6 of 10)

Waterloo was a bonanza for the false teeth industry.

Oldbathrobe1 - 21 Jun 2022 13:34:45 (#7 of 10)

https://bda.org/museum/collections/teeth-and-dentures/waterloo-teeth

Tomnoddy - 21 Jun 2022 13:55:08 (#8 of 10)

What did your teeth do in the Napoleonic wars, Grandfather?

ChankNolen - 21 Jun 2022 15:01:41 (#9 of 10)

including discoveries of the bodies of women – one of whom at least was dressed in French cavalry uniform.

Cantinieres often stayed close to their parent unit, and often wore a version of its uniform. There are a couple of famous examples of French cavalry colonels dressing their mistresses in Hussar uniform, but I doubt they would have charged into battle.

Mazzarin - 21 Jun 2022 15:04:51 (#10 of 10)

#8

Bit the arse of a fellow Inniskilling soldier during a night of passionate love-making before inevitable oblivion in the morning.

Teeth inherited by the ultra-conservative Bishop of Bath and Wells.

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