Fausto Rinaldi

  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • Title: 'Holding on the past'.   Location: Wanstead Flats, East London.   Wanstead Flats played a number of key, strategic, roles during the Second World War, including housing anti-aircraft batteries and barrage balloons, as well as being an important assembly point, prior to the D-Day invasion of June 1944, whose 70th anniversary has recently been commemorated. The Flats were also home to a large number of PoWs during the war, initially mainly Italians, and later, mainly German.  Some of the infrastructures are still visible even though during the summer nature takes over.  

     

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