Category: Podcast Episode

Somme: Pozières to Martinpuich

In this episode we walk the fields that link together an English composer, a Canadian who was one of three from the same street to be awarded the Victoria Cross, a black cat that went into battle in one of the first Tanks and… Continue Reading “Somme: Pozières to Martinpuich”

Ypres: Croonaert Wood

On the slopes of the Messines Ridge, Croonaert Wood (or Bayernwald as the Germans called it) was one of the places connected to Adolf Hitler’s story in the Great War. We uncover his connection to the fighting here in 1914, look at the role… Continue Reading “Ypres: Croonaert Wood”

Trench Chat: WW1 Geology with Peter Doyle

Why is the Geology of the First World War so important? In this latest Trench Chat, we are joined by Professor Peter Doyle to discuss landscape and memory, and how the geology of Mud, Chalk, and Rock affected the battlefields of the Western Front. … Continue Reading “Trench Chat: WW1 Geology with Peter Doyle”

Somme: Courcelette to ADANAC

In this episode, we are back on the Somme and follow in the footsteps of Canadian soldiers who fought at Courcelette in 1916. On this tiny battlefield, more than 6,000 Canadians went missing; we hear some of their stories and walk from the village… Continue Reading “Somme: Courcelette to ADANAC”

Flanders: Tyne Cot Cemetery

In this episode, we explore Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial. Tyne Cot, the largest British and Commonwealth war cemetery in the world, stands on a ridge in Flanders facing the city of Ypres. We look at what the cemetery means to us and uncover… Continue Reading “Flanders: Tyne Cot Cemetery”

Return To The Old Front Line

This weeks episode was recorded a few weeks ago whilst on the battlefields of Flanders, and in it, we visit a small cemetery in the fields near Boesinghe, remember a son’s visit to his father’s grave, and walk among the vast legion of unknown… Continue Reading “Return To The Old Front Line”

Trench Chat: Veterans with Richard Van Emden

In this latest ‘Trench Chat’ we speak to military historian and author Richard Van Emden about his time interviewing veterans of the Great War, and personal photographs taken by soldiers with their own cameras on the front line. You can follow Richard Van Emden… Continue Reading “Trench Chat: Veterans with Richard Van Emden”

They Called It Passchendaele

What does Passchendaele mean to us, more than a century later? In this episode we walk an iconic battlefield of the Great War, the ground where the final phase of the Third Battle of Ypres occurred. Our walk takes us through the valley where… Continue Reading “They Called It Passchendaele”

Somme Anniversary

On the Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, this Somme Extra looks at some of the background to 1st July 1916, we take a walk from outside Albert to La Boisselle and Mash Valley, visiting Ovillers Military Cemetery. The podcast includes a recording… Continue Reading “Somme Anniversary”

Walking Ypres: Sanctuary Wood

In this episode we walk from the Menin Road, along Maple Avenue to Sanctuary Wood British Cemetery, visiting the grave of Gilbert Talbot and a private memorial to an officer killed nearby. We also see the Trench Museum at Sanctuary Wood, and finish on… Continue Reading “Walking Ypres: Sanctuary Wood”