G’day everyone, I’m an Australian bloke who’s had an interest in military history since I was a kid. I’ve been fortunate to visit many fascinating World War I, II and Cold War sites, and I write about my experiences here at Ghosts of War. If you enjoy military history, and want to know what it’s like to visit both significant and lesser-known wartime locations today, there’s something here for you.

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The Last Flight of the Tulsamerican, Croatia

Beneath the waters off Vis Island, Croatia, lies a poignant reminder of the sacrifice made by Allied airmen during World War II…

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Strange Meeting, Poland

After seeing the main areas of Birkenau Concentration Camp, and learning of the horrors that had occurred there, it was a relief to find a tranquil patch of nature. Whilst enjoying the quiet and late afternoon sun, I had a strange meeting.

BunkArt 1, Albania

A Cold War bunker on the outskirts of Tirana has been repurposed as a museum and art space. Although never used in an emergency, visiting BunkArt 1provides a fascinating insight into the mindset of Albania’s isolationist dictatorship.

The S.S. Thistlegorm

The S.S. Thistlegorm was sunk in the early hours of 6th October, 1941, with its holds packed tight with material bound for the Allied North African Campaign. She remained largely undisturbed, a silent cemetery on the floor of the Red Sea, for the next 50 years.

Museum of Strategic Missile Forces, Ukraine

What a chilling experience. What madness. Have we changes so very much? A sobering lesson in the futility of war.’

Red Cross Concentration Camp, Serbia

‘Another very moving account. Thankyou.’

The Cemeteries of Gallipoli

‘Beautifully written.’

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On my other blog Midlife Crisis Odyssey, I write travel stories that entertain, inform and inspire. If you love travel, enjoy thoughtful writing, and have ever found yourself questioning the big picture, then there’s something there for you.