In 1822, The London Observer, reported that: “It is estimated that more than a million of bushels of human and inhuman bones were imported last year from the continent of Europe into the port of Hull.
“The neighbourhood of Leipsic, Austerlitz, Waterloo, and of all the places where, during the late bloody war, the principal battles were fought, have been swept alike of the bones of the hero and of the horse which he rode.”
The account suggested most of the bones were sent to Doncaster, “and sold to farmers to manure their lands”.
This could be true. The absence of mass graves at those locations means it might be true. But as to actual proof…..
Think is’t phosphorous the bones provide, isn’t it? Seems less ghoulish at least to dig up a bit more of Morocco, as we currently do, rather than raiding the graveyards of Europe. But then there are those who disagree, organic farming insists on the bones, not the Morocco bit.