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Denzil Walton

Freelance Writer

Location icon Belgium

In my 30 years of living in Belgium, I have written many articles focusing on the First World War in this country. Here is a selection.

Portfolio

The First World War in Belgium

Flanders Today
08/04/2014
How it all began

An article tracing the First World War in Flanders, from Day One to Armistice

Flanders Today
11/05/08
Landscapes of War

This article deals with the extraordinary story of reconstruction and renewal in Flanders Fields, after the guns fell silent on the Western Front.

Flanders Today
06/24/2009
The Destruction of Flanders

The article deals with the iconoclasm of 1566, and the burning of Leuven by the occupying German troops in 1914.

Flanders Today
05/31/2017
Making history

The Battle of Messines remembered, 100 years on

Flanders Today
04/19/2017
Pride of Ypres

Symbolic Menin Gate lions return to site of the bloodiest First World War battle

Flanders Today
12/01/2010
The Iron Harvest

Almost 100 years after hostilities ended, unexploded ordnance from the Great War is still being discovered, often with fatal results

Flanders Today
12/04/2013
The trauma of war

Exhibition shows effects of war through the decades

Flanders Today
10/16/2013
Battle Lines

Multilingual anthology reveals universality of war poetry

Flanders Today
04/06/2016
Brothers in arms

Over 600,000 Canadians fought in the First World War, with 1 in 10 a casualty.

Flanders Today
03/16/2016
One foot in the past

A visit to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke; which focuses on that horrific battle during the First World War

Flanders Today
06/26/2013
The art of war

A powerful exhibition in Ypres illustrates the tragedies of conflict

Flanders Today
02/17/2010
Talbot House

The remarkable story of a soldiers' refuge from the bombs, in Poperinge

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