oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

Poor Belgium. Or rather, poor me for not speaking Flemish.

It is more difficult than I would have expected to find books in English on Belgium in World War One. The ones there are, I am pretty sure I have found already. But I am bemused that there are so few.

I suppose it's because most of the books about the trench warfare there focus on the British soldiers.

I wish someone would translate the memoirs/diaries of some of those Belgian soldiers who were stationed in the flooded areas. I would learn Flemish, but I don't have time to both do that and finish the novel in time.

I am currently lusting after this book. Which has no relation to the current novel at all, but oh, the story possibilities that are waiting for me!
Tags: research, wwi

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