A Sombre Trip to Ypres.
When I was a teenager my father told me a story. I must have been around 13 and learning about the First World war at school. I couldn’t quite grasp how devastating the war must have been on the families of England and how so many young men lost their lives in a needless war…
The Curious Case of the Missing Fences
Go to any town or city in England and you’ll find walls with these little stumpy metal parts. What happened here and what happened to the ironwork that was once attached? These little stumps date back to the early 1940’s. During the early part of the second world war a scrap drive was started to…
Antwerp Bunker Museum.
Hidden in a park on the outskirts of Antwerp lies this lovely, strange and surprising museum. The bunkers here were built in 1943 as part of the Atlantic wall defense shield around the coast of Europe by the German army during World War II. The troops which were stationed here in the bunkers and surrounding…