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

Trench Chat: War Cemeteries & Landscape with Tim Godden

In this latest Trench Chat we are joined by military historian Dr Tim Godden to discuss his research on the Junior Architects of the Imperial War Museum, and the design and meaning of the ‘Silent Cities’, the British cemeteries of the Great War. We also discuss Tim’s work as an artist, and how that connects…

Somme: Courcelette to Regina Trench

In this 50th Episode of the podcast, we return to home ground – the village of Courcelette on the Somme. We walk the Canadian attack route in the attack on the village, visit Courcelette British Cemetery and then look at the final stage of the battle around Regina Trench and Desire Trench. RELATED BOOKS Podcast…

Ypres: Hell Fire Corner

Along the old Roman Road between Ypres and Menin, was a road junction that became the main route to the front line: this was Hell Fire Corner, the most infamous spot on the Western Front. In this episode we walk from the centre of Ypres to the Lille Gate and along the old railway line…