Back to the Front

Apr 19th, 2015 | By | Category: International

The bag is packed; the boarding card printed; everything is checked and checked again. The 6.40 am flight to Brussels approaches and with it another group visit to the Western Front. The trips have become about stories; a hundred years on, the grand strategies and the battlefield tactics are of no consequence for other than the military historians, what matters is the individual people, and their stories.

I remember being in France, some twenty years ago now, and sitting in the middle of a little French village on a fine …