A little 20th Century history

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February 24th, 2007, 5:30 am #1

In World War II, Tynedale was considered a pretty safe part of Britain to be. Nevertheless, during the course of the war, bombs did fall on the countryside, and no less than a dozen planes went down. One, a German Dornier bomber, was shot down on March 25, 1943 by a British night fighter and crashed into Steel Rigg, not far from the Twice Brewed Inn, less than a mile from Vindolanda. Its 4 crew members died and were buried in Carlisle.

Even with its ancient ruins & its timeless, pastoral landscape, "Hadrian's Wall Country" is very much still an active part & parcel of the modern world. Proof positive that there's no such thing as the "end of history"!

Read the full article here.

- Harry
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