• Beneath the Streets of Prague, Czechia

    I find Cold War history frightening and fascinating, so when I found out there was a museum in a nuclear bunker right under the city centre of Prague, Czechia, I promptly booked myself a tour.

  • Diving the Ghosts of Corsica, Part II, France

    Diving the Ghosts of Corsica, Part II, France

    Below Calvi’s towering citadel walls, we descended beneath the waves to explore one of Corsica’s World War Two ghosts.

  • Diving the Ghosts of Corsica, Part I, France

    Diving the Ghosts of Corsica, Part I, France

    Just off the Corsican village of Miomo, a mystery of World War Two lies in twenty metres of water.

  • Visiting Mac, France

    Visiting Mac, France

    It was a cold and drizzly day when we pulled up beside V.C. Corner Cemetery near Fromelles, France. We had come to visit a member of our family who had been in Fromelles since 1916.

  • Hangar 10, Germany

    Hangar 10, Germany

    A big part of why I had traveled to Germany’s Baltic Coast was to visit the small village of Zirchow. And the entire reason I wanted to visit the small village of Zirchow was to go to Hangar 10, a museum which houses a unique collection of rare aircraft.

  • Exploring the Westwall, Germany

    Exploring the Westwall, Germany

    Remnants of Hitler’s Westwall fortifications, known as the ‘Siegfried Line’ to the Allies, can still be found along Germany’s western border.

  • Red Cross Concentration Camp, Serbia

    Red Cross Concentration Camp, Serbia

    Visiting the Red Cross Concentration Camp was unsettling, confronting and heart-wrenching.

  • Visiting the Berlin Wall, Germany

    Visiting the Berlin Wall, Germany

    Although I couldn’t reconcile the tourist carnival of Checkpoint Charlie with the gravity of what had occurred there during the Cold War, the remnant of the Berlin Wall was a chilling reminder of the consequence of placing social theory and political ideology above human dignity.

  • Machern Stasi Bunker Museum, Germany

    Machern Stasi Bunker Museum, Germany

    Tucked away near the small village of Machern is a Stasi bunker that remained a secret until the end of the German Democratic Republic in 1989.

  • Strange Meeting, Poland

    Strange Meeting, Poland

    After seeing the main areas of Birkenau Concentration Camp, Poland, and learning of the horrors that had occurred there, it was a relief to find a tranquil patch of nature. Whilst enjoying the quiet and the late afternoon sun, I had a strange meeting.