United Kingdom: Peat bogs and fenlands ‘hugely important’ in conflicts

BBC: The UK's peat bogs and fenlands played a major role during times of conflict but they have been often overlooked or forgotten, a conference will be told. Delegates to a three-day gathering in Sheffield will hear how sphagnum moss was harvested from UK wetlands for wound dressings during World War One. Other war-time uses included using peat as bedding for the army's horses and as an alternative fuel source. The conference will also look at how the habitats helped defending forces. "Throughout......

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