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

Somme: Heilly Station Cemetery

In this episode we are Behind the Lines on the Somme, starting in the small village of Heilly, and looking at how soldiers were billeted in places like this, we then walk down to the railway station and examine the use of railways on the Somme and establishment of medical facilities for the wounded. We…

Ypres: Lille Gate to Bedford House

In this episode, we return to Flanders, and walk from the Lille Gate on the edge of the city via ‘Shrapnel Corner’ to Bedford House Cemetery, one of the largest in this area and laid out in an unusual way. We end on the old Ypres-Comines Canal where the German Army was stopped south of…

Back to the Front: Arras & the Somme

In the second of our episodes recorded while on a Leger Battlefield Tour, we travel to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Experience at Arras and then down to the Somme battlefields to see the Lochnagar Crater, the Ulster Tower, the trenches in the Newfoundland Park and end at ‘Mighty Thiepval’.