Friday, June 06, 2008

Living History- World War Two in London

Poor Blog-
It's been a very busy month and a half. I found myself in the United States for most of May- work was fun, but non-stop. Now my friend John is visiting the UK.

"It's funny," he said, "At home, World War 2 seems like history, I guess I never realized what a deep effect it had on London. Everywhere you go, there's a monument to the war."

His words were truer than he knew, because Yesterday, our travel through the city was punctuated by announcements that the District Line would be closed from 9:30 pm on as the Metropolitan Police dealt with yet another reminder of World War 2....

...an unexploded Nazi bomb.

which started ticking again when it was uncovered.

That's the kind of living history exhibit I could do without.

The Full Story is here.

1 comment:

Kate said...

wow. and i thought "person under the train" was a significantly gruesome announcement to hear on the tube. a nazi warhead is a nasty and frightening reminder from the past...