Walking The Somme: Guillemont

In this episode we walk the Somme battlefields between Trônes Wood and the village of Guillemont. We follow the story of Noel Chavasse VC & Bar, the son of a Royal Academy artist, Raymond Asquith whose father was Prime Minister, and discover how the stories of men from either side of No Man’s Land collided in a sunken lane. Our WW1 object is a small Old Comrades badge; what does it tell us about veterans of the Great War?

21 Comments on “Walking The Somme: Guillemont

  1. Started listening late last night and your voice sent me to slumber! Listened today and v much enjoyed.

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  2. Just listened to the podcast. Very evocative, particularly the epitaphs. You mentioned Hitchcock’s ‘Stand To!’ and it’s relative rarity. There is now a Kindle version of the 90s reprint


  3. Another brilliant podcast all the more special with Noel Chevasse’s story. Very lucky to see his grave on a battlefield trip in 2017 something very special looking at 2 VC’s on the headstone.


  4. Another absorbing podcast.You have a real gift in taking your listeners directly to the places you talk about. I had a Great Uncle who was a member of 55th DAC and may well have served near here in August 1916.

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