If you can stand to copy the links, then remove them you could use the find command.
cp -r --no-derefrence <src> <dest>
Then remove the links with the find command.
find <dest> -type l -delete
I have just seen the previous solution, and it's better. Having come up with my
solution I thought I ought to do at least a minimal test to make sure my solution
Last time I posted without testing I added an unneeded (that actually did not