The year has seen us tramping around gun battery sites in Dover, gun battery sites in France, scouting for lost V1 launching sites in France and meeting up with our French friends battling to restore Fort De La Creche. We have seen the centenary of Passchendaele from WW1 and for us marked exactly 100yrs since the loss of a family relative at Langemarck. While we note the passing of old soldiers and the anniversaries of conflicts past the world is still notably shackled by further wars and the deaths of young men and women fighting for something somewhere; perhaps Humans are just not capable of living together in peace even in the technological 21st Century.
New pages coming soon are the completion of HMS Forward at Newhaven and the story of the Crowborough V1 incident that killed nine Canadian soldiers in July 1944. We are also much over due for an upgrade to the site to allow additional media to be posted to strengthen our articles.
Next year see's the big event for WW1 with the commemorations for the wars end in November 2018; no doubt that will get lots of coverage in the press.
And finally, seasonal greetings and a prosperous New Year to you all from the team at blighty-at-war.net