This week we are once again back on the Somme, this time to visit the battlefield at Serre where the men from the Northern Pals battalions had their baptism of fire on 1st July 1916 – the First Day of the Battle of the Somme. We visit the cemeteries and memorials, hear about the veterans who were here and this week’s object is a photo of Harry Scargill of the Barnsley Pals.
To hear Reg Glenn’s full account on the Imperial War Museum’s Sound archive, click here. The extract from it used on the podcast is via their Non Commercial Licence, © IWM 33177.
To order Jon Cooksey’s superb book on the Barnsley Pals, click here.