Tigers in the Wood Part VI – Julian Evan-Hart

The final instalment of Tigers in the Wood – a metal detecting short story by Julian Evan-Hart.

Julian atop a Tiger 1 out in Normandy

Julian atop a Tiger 1 out in Normandy

“Yes”, Kurt replied. “That was me, many years ago. I was a young man then, a battle-group commander. I have no idea what happened, or why. But I have recalled that day vividly for nearly seventy years. Something did happen, and we saw each other….perhaps it was what they call a time slip. I suppose the question is James, would anyone ever believe us?” Read more of this post

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Tigers in the Wood Part V – Julian Evan-Hart

The penultimate chapter in Julian Evan-Hart’s metal detecting  story – Tigers in the Wood – continues.

Perhaps James was just boiling over with teen hormones, Fiona thought. But that didn’t explain the odd noises she thought she too had just heard. There did seem to be a strange atmosphere about the place, like something just wasn’t quite right. Jess looked around and said “Well I didn’t see anything at all Mum.” Read more of this post

Tigers in the Wood Part IV – Julian Evan-Hart

Julian Evan-Hart’s detecting short story – Tigers in the Wood – continues in Part 4.

A field in Normandy

It was the 25th July 2013. Jim Bradley, his wife Fiona and their children were off to the Normandy area of France. Loosely it was a family break but the hidden, and for Jim the real agenda, was to try and get some land in France on which to go metal detecting. Read more of this post

Tigers in the Wood Part III – Julian Evan-Hart

Part 3 of Julian Evan-Hart’s metal detecting story, Tigers in the Wood.

“These Frenchmen are truly incredible” thought Kurt. As he looked closer the two older children, a boy and a girl, were clearly being reprimanded by the parents, but ignoring them. Both appeared to be talking to some small black boxes that they clutched to the side of their heads. Read more of this post

Tigers in the Wood Part II – Julian Evan-Hart

Part 2 of Julian Evan-Hart’s metal detecting story that will be released over the next few weeks.

Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-554-0872-35, Tunesien, Panzer VI (Tiger I)

Kurt, the young German commander, decided to stop where they were for the time being. His men could rest for a short while, have a smoke or whatever. He looked around at the familiar grubby faces. Some of them were so damned young, even more so than him. Read more of this post

Tigers in the Wood Part I – Julian Evan-Hart

Julian Evan-Hart has provided us a 6-part metal detecting story that will be released over the coming weeks. This is the first part of that story.

Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-299-1805-12, Nordfrankreich, Panzer VI (Tiger I)

It was July 1944. The huge sun shone down upon fifty-six tonne Tiger 1 tanks grinding and smashing their way through the thin belt of damp, cool woodland. The smells of crushed bluebell bulbs, shredded and torn sap-rich bark from small trees, and other aromatic undergrowth even invaded into the interiors of the tanks’ massive turrets, somewhat softening the harsher but customary smells of oil, diesel, cordite and sweat. Read more of this post