Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Schauinsland not forgotten

from The Guardian...

"In 1936, a school group from south London went on a hike in the Black Forest. Despite the heroic rescue attempts of German villagers, five boys died. Eighty years on, locals are still asking how it happened."

Readers must imagine me gobsmacked... the timing is almost uncanny. Today's edition offers a 'long read' with the above cited lede.

Kate Connolly's article is impeccably researched and raises issues which I'm glad I was not aware of in 2014 when I started writing Chance of Reign. Had some of the aspects been then known to me, my own writing would have probably spun off into even more fanciful directions.

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