World War 1 in a nutshell

World War 1 in a nutshell

Part 1 – The powers at play before WW1. I’m in no way a history buff but for my novel ‘In Picardy’s Fields’ I did some modest research into the background of this large-scale conflict and would like to share my findings with you. I only blog about things that I...
The Thiepval Memorial

The Thiepval Memorial

On a sunny August day in 2019, I set out from my house in the south of Holland to Picardy in northern France to commemorate my great-uncle Jack Westcott, whose name is engraved on the Thiepval Memorial as one of the ‘Missing of the Somme’. I planned a weekend trip to...
Welcome

Welcome

Hello, World! ​Welcome to my new blog & thank you for reading! I really hope you’ll enjoy finding out more about the background to my novels. I love writing blogs but the most important reason for starting Historical Facts & Fiction is that there’s tons of...