This chapter sheds light on the challenges of the war zone with an account of managing conservation in situations where cultural property is attacked on purpose, as in the Balkans. The situation faced reflects the complexity of the issue, especially when responsible parties representing host nations choose to preserve damage as part of their legacy to their children and to the enemies of their children. It also emphasises the importance of maintaining a distinction between cultural property and protection and cultural awareness training efforts among the military. At times, confusion about the nature of the two types of initiatives and their proponents have led to unwarranted criticism of military archaeologists and cultural property protection efforts.
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