Trench Chat: The Somme Battlefields with Tim Thurlow

For the first of our Trench Chats, we are joined by Battlefield Guide Tim Thurlow to talk about his many years of walking the Somme battlefields, discuss some of the amazing things he has found on his walks and what the battlefields mean.

You can find Tim Thurlow on Twitter via this link – do give him a follow!

Podcast Extras: Tim’s Battlefield Photos

9 Comments on “Trench Chat: The Somme Battlefields with Tim Thurlow

  1. I’m really enjoying these podcasts. It’s great that there is no music or any other background effects which means that the listener can focus one hundred percent on the spoken word.

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  2. Really enjoyed the first Trench Chat Paul. Tim was a great guest – your combined passion for the subject shone through. Looking forward to the next one already!

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  3. The usual rivetting podcast..! I’ve said it before, Paul, but each weekend is looked forward to, as each new chapter arrives. I well remember finding my first piece of relic militaria. Right next to the huge German Azeville Battery in Normandy, I looked down into the grass and lying there was the lid of a WW2 German Mess tin. On another occasion, I stopped on my bike to take a photo outside Guillemont, looked into a field and there in the earth lay a huge cache of live rifle rounds, revealed by heavy rain. Fascinating moments, connecting one instantly with the men long gone…

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  4. Excellent podcast listening to Tim talking about his finds and experiences. Look forward to hearing more like this. Definitely agree with the point about being tuned into the Great War. It’s been on my wavelength since watching the Great War series in 1964!

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