5 Secrets Revealed in Silent Heroes. A Mysterious Underground Fortress

5 secrets hidden silent heroes - Qala-e-Bost fortress

I love books with secrets. Especially enigmatic locations kept hidden from the general public. While researching for my latest contemporary novel Silent Heroes, I uncovered five secrets and revealed them: one mysterious fortress buried underground, one hush-hushed by politicians, one too dangerous to be researched and shared with the world, one inconceivable in the 21st century, and one heartbreaking in its humanity.

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Looking UP: Unique Street Lamps from Bucharest, Romania #Im4Ro

A Farola fernandina design lamp post from Bucharest against a blue sky

This past holiday I chose to look up, towards the sun, the sky and the buildings’ roofs and I discovered unique street lamps in Bucharest, Romania. I discovered some surprising sights that put a smile on my face and sparked my writer’s brain (or so I liked to imagine).

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Amazing, True Stories of WW1 Dogs, Lest We Forget

Amazing, True Stories of WW1 Dogs via @PatFurstenberg #dogs #war #WW1 #truestory #history #LestWeForget

If you read my previous posts you surely discovered the incredible variety of tasks that dogs performed, willingly, during the Great War, Lest We Forget. No matter their size or breed, dogs found a place in the hearts of the troops, saving a great deal of lives in between.

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Amazing Roles Dogs Played during WW1, part 2: Scouts, Sentries, Ambulance and Messenger Dogs

Amazing roles of dogs played during WW1. Part 2: Scouts, sentries, ambulance, messenger dogs

Prepare to be amazed by the scouts, sentries, ambulance and messenger dogs of WW1. During the Great War the military dogs first trained by military Scotsman Lt Col Edwin Hautenville Richardson proved invaluable as trench dogs. Other dogs of smaller size, did an amazing job as ratters.

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Amazing Roles Dogs Played During WW1, part 1, Dogs in Trenches and Ratter Dogs

Amazing roles of dogs played during WW1. Part 1: dogs in trenches and ratter dogs

Although still informal, dogs helped a great deal during the Great War, WW1, especially in the trenches, and as ratter dogs.

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