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The Old Front Line is a new WW1 podcast

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The Latest Podcast Episodes

The Film 1917 Uncovered

In this episode we take a detailed look at the film 1917, examinging how it represents this period of the First World War, how it depicts the landscape of the Western Front and how it links us to the battlefields of the Hindenburg Line around Arras today. Military Historian Andy Robertshaw was one of the…

Walking Cambrai: Havrincourt

Cambrai in November 1917 witnessed the first mass use of British Tanks in the Great War as battalions of the Tank Corps supported the infantry. On this walk we follow the men from the West Riding of Yorkshire in their attack at Havrincourt, look at the story of the chateau here, the West Riding Memorial,…

Walking The Somme: Authuille to Thiepval

In the shadow of Lutyens’ mighty Thiepval Memorial, we visit the graves of British soldiers in the picturesque Authuille Military Cemetery, discover how a Newcastle United player launched the attack here with a football on 1st July 1916, and find what remains of the pre-war village of Thiepval, more than a century after its destruction. …