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Experience the horror behind Hitler’s rockets

WELL  I wondered, as I gazed at the grey, grim remnants of the Blockhaus, Eperlecques, was it from here that a life-threatening rocket  was fired in my direction ? Apparently not, for this fearsome fortress, in Northern France, bombed by the British and Americans was rendered useless for rocket launching in August 27, 1943. And the only V2 that exploded …

Essentially Greater London

Look out for those hidden goodies… ONE big concession when the Greater London Boroughs were set up in 1965 was that those such as Bromley and Bexley retained  ‘Kent’ as part of their postal address.   Wisely so, for behind the clichéd ‘leafy suburbs’ are hidden corners every bit as worthy as those further down the line. It certainly applies to Bromley.  Though battered by the architectural …

Essentially France

Ports are places to pass through, which is one good reason why Calais, and the surrounding area have tended to lose out. Now, helped by the World War One commemorations, the full richness of which was once just Nord-Pas de Calais – but now along with Picardy forms Hauts de France – is gradually being recognised for its true worth. …