Flanders fields today bears little sign of the four years of war that claimed so many thousands of lives and ravaged this small corner of the Western Front.
It was 1915 when the World War I vessel HMS Hythe sank in Turkey while on operations.
And a letter recently uncovered by a historian, who stumbled across it in a militaria shop in Hastings, Sussex, details the bravery of the ship’s captain. The document describes how Capt Reggie Salomons, from Kent, died while trying to save his men.
Up to 1,000 people have been evacuated from the city of Marseille in France after a one-ton World War II German bomb was found buried nearby.
George Kerchner, a junior officer who led his Army Ranger company up the Pointe du Hoc cliffs during the Normandy invasion and who managed to silence German big guns that threatened the success of the D-Day landings, died Feb. 17 at his home in Midlothian, Va. He was 93.
A tank which fought in one of the biggest battles of the Second World War has been restored in Wakefield. City engineering firm TEi…