Abandoned battlefield

The English Channel Islands have always been strategically important.
Every time there have been strife in the area, they have a role to play.
Therefore, there are old fortifications there,
now more tourist attractions than battlefields.

However, the seagulls believe they are important actors and seek attention.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

13 tanker om “Abandoned battlefield

    • Not battlefield in the direct sense of the word, but strategically very important – both WWTwo, WWOne, the Viking Wars also in 1066, the English Civil War, the Battle of Helgoland, the French Revolution. Moreover, in the 1700s, the islanders (not the islands) were part in the violent fishing conflicts in New Foundland and on the english side in the difficulties before the american state of US begins. 🙂

      During WW2 Alderney had the only Nazi concentration camp on british soil. On Alderney, the occupying germans built four camps in which over 700 people out of a total worker population of about 6,000 died. Before german troops landed, between 30 June and 4 July 1940, huge children evacuation took place. Many young men had already left to join the Allied armed forces, as volunteers. We talk about 25-30000 people.

  1. It’s a funny thing, isn’t it- I love old forts- the more overgrown and grassy the better! Yet I can’t stand the thought of battle. 🙂 🙂 Happy with your military seagull, Drake. Thanks for the link!

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