Denzil Walton lives in Belgium and documents many of the wonders of this lovely country. World War I plays a major part in many of his posts since so much of the fighting was done in Belgium.
During the First World War the old medieval town of Ypres was the centre of one of the most notorious battlefields the world has ever experienced: the Ypres Salient. In the four years of the war, the entire town centre was virtually totally destroyed. By the time the war ended, a person on horseback could look right across the town. Not surprisingly, it was deserted: the whole population had fled or had been forcibly evacuated.
To read more click here.