Old Front Line

The Old Front Line

The Old Front Line is a new WW1 podcast

with Military Historian Paul Reed.

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The Latest Podcast Episodes

Walking The Somme: Ancre Valley

The Ancre Valley cuts across the northern Somme battlefield like a deep scar; in 1916 attack after attack saw heavy losses here. Our walk takes us from the small village of St Pierre Divion, to a bridge over the river Ancre itself, then on to the Ancre Cemetery and ending in Beaumont-Hamel. RECOMMENDED READING Podcast…

Last Digger Action: Montbrehain

In the quiet village of Montbrehain in Northern France, Australians who had fought at Gallipoli, and in some of the key battles on the Western Front, went into battle for the last time on a misty morning in October 1918. This was Australia’s final battle of the Great War: the end of a long route…

The Princess & The Christmas Box

In this Trench Chat Special, we speak to Professor Peter Doyle about his upcoming book on the story of an iconic Great War artifact, the Princess Mary’s Christmas Box. Peter explains the history behind the little brass tin, what was in it and who it was given to.  YOU CAN PRE-ORDER PETER’S BOOK HERE: http://www.indiegogo.com PETER…