Tag Archives: WW2

Anders Lassen VC, a man amongst men.

On the 22nd September 1920 a baby boy was ┬áborn in Copenhagen in Denmark. Nothing remarkable in this fact, but the baby boy grew up to be an incredibly remarkable man, almost definitely unheard of outside of military circles and … Continue reading

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The Hartenstein Hotel

Just an hour outside of Amsterdam is the town of Arnhem, famous for the stand of the outnumbered British forces during the period of 17-25 September 1944. A few kilometres down the road is the town of Oosterbeek, where the … Continue reading

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Y is for Ypres.

There will be some people that have never heard of Ypres, this small Belgian town, nestled close up to the French border. For an overwhelming number of British, French, German and Commonwealth soldiers however, the name of Wipers will live … Continue reading

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The Chill Of Auschwitz

This has proved very difficult to write, but perhaps not for the reasons you might think. Whilst in Krakow I took a trip to Auschwitz. I had visited Dachau several years ago whilst in Germany and found the visit gut … Continue reading

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