Old Front Line

The Old Front Line

The Old Front Line is a WW1 podcast

with Military Historian Paul Reed.

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The Latest Podcast Episodes

Villers-Bretonneux 1918

In this episode, we look at the fighting around Villers-Bretonneux on the Somme in April 1918, seeing where Australian and British soldiers stopped the German advance on the key city of Amiens. We visit the cemeteries and memorials, and see where Tanks fought Tanks for the first time in history. BATTLEFIELD MAP: RECOMMENDED READING: Podcast…

Forty Years on the Old Front Line

This episode marks forty years since I first visited the battlefields of the Great War. We look back over those four decades and discuss what those first trips meant to me, what it was like to live on the battlefields, my work as a Battlefield Guide and examine some of my favourite locations that I’ve…

Behind The Lines at Ypres

In this episode, we go behind the lines in Flanders and look at the key locations that enabled the British and Commonwealth forces to keep millions of men on the front line near Ypres during the Great War. BATTLEFIELD MAP RECOMMENDED READING: