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

Third Ypres Remembered

On 31st July 1917 the Third Battle of Ypres – or the Battle of Passchendaele as it is often called – began with an attack on a forteen mile front near the city of Ypres. In this Anniversary episode we look at the first day of Third Ypres; who attacked, what happened and what were…

The Loos Memorial

The Loos Memorial to the Missing is sited along the old Roman Road between Bethune and Lens, right in the heart of the Loos Battlefield. Here we look at the fighting in this part of the Western Front, the background to the Missing, and examine some stories of those commemorated here: from a Major-General to…

Somme 105: The Battle Continues

As the Battle of the Somme continued, it took the British Army into the ‘Horseshoe of Woods’ that characterised the next phase of the fighting here in July 1916. As the 105th Anniversary of the Somme continues, we look at how the battle progressed.  SUGGESTED READING: Podcast Extras: