Denzil Walton

Freelance Writer

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.


The First World War in Belgium

How it all began
An article tracing the First World War in Flanders, from Day One to Armistice
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.
The Destruction of Flanders
The article deals with the iconoclasm of 1566, and the burning of Leuven by the occupying German troops in 1914.
Making history
The Battle of Messines remembered, 100 years on
Pride of Ypres
Symbolic Menin Gate lions return to site of the bloodiest First World War battle
The Iron Harvest
Almost 100 years after hostilities ended, unexploded ordnance from the Great War is still being discovered, often with fatal results
The trauma of war
Exhibition shows effects of war through the decades
In Flanders Fields
A guide to WW1 battlefield tours
Battle Lines
Multilingual anthology reveals universality of war poetry
We shall not forget
Some ideas on how to commemorate Armistice Day
Brothers in arms
Over 600,000 Canadians fought in the First World War, with 1 in 10 a casualty.
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
The art of war
A powerful exhibition in Ypres illustrates the tragedies of conflict
Talbot House
The remarkable story of a soldiers' refuge from the bombs, in Poperinge

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