Posted by: sommecourt | 26/02/2012

A Visit to Some 1940 Battlefields


1940 Battlefields, a set on Flickr.

I have just returned from a battlefield recce principally looking at the Waterloo battlefields of 1815 but in that part of Belgium we found ourselves seeing many sites connected with the fighting involving the BEF during the Blitzkrieg in May 1940.

One area we explored near Wavre was the Dyle River line seeing the positions defended by British troops as the front began to collapse. Back down on the Belgian border we also had a look at bunkers from the Gort Line.

These are much neglected battlefields and I hope to return for a proper look in the near future.


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