Category: Podcast Episode

Arras In A Day

In the latest of our Battlefields In A Day series we travel to Arras in Northern France to visit some key locations connected to the fighting here in 1917-1918; from the Arras Memorial to the key battle sites, ground connected to the 1917 movie… Continue Reading “Arras In A Day”

Somme: La Boisselle to Contalmaison

We begin Season 4 of the podcast with a walk between the Somme villages of La Boisselle and Contalmaison, the scene of heavy fighting in July 1916. We see memorials, battlefield cemeteries and discover the stories of those who walked here more than a… Continue Reading “Somme: La Boisselle to Contalmaison”

Adjutant’s Notebook: What Is A Division?

In a new Podcast Series we use the Adjutant’s Notebook to look at different aspects of First World War history. In this episode we examine the cornerstone of the British Army in the Great War – the Division. These self-contained units of nearly 20,000… Continue Reading “Adjutant’s Notebook: What Is A Division?”

The Somme In A Day

In the second in our series of Battlefields In A Day, we travel to the Somme battlefields in Northern France. The Somme was one of the defining battles of the Great War and we follow it’s story from beginning to end, seeing some of… Continue Reading “The Somme In A Day”

Above The Battlefield: WW1 Aerial Photography

During the Great War pilots took their aircraft above the battlefield not only to bomb and strafe, but to photograph the trenches of the Western Front. What do these images show us and how do they relate to the landscape we know today? RECOMMENDED… Continue Reading “Above The Battlefield: WW1 Aerial Photography”

Ypres In A Day

In this episode, the first in a series of Battlefields in a Day, we explore one of the iconic British and Commonwealth battlefields of the Great War: Ypres, in Flanders. On our tour we take in some well known and famous locations, and travel… Continue Reading “Ypres In A Day”

Walking Arras: Feuchy Chapel

Astride the Arras-Cambrai road a small wayside memorial commemorates a missing British officer. Out in the fields small Comrade’s Cemeteries act like beacons to the fighting here in April 1917. What took place on this ground around Arras, near to Feuchy Chapel? RECOMMENDED READING:… Continue Reading “Walking Arras: Feuchy Chapel”

Walking Ypres: Brandhoek

Just astride the road between Poperinghe and Ypres, the hamlet of Brandhoek was a main site for the treatment of wounded soldiers. Here women serving as Army nurses got close to the realities of war, and the war cemeteries here today remind us that… Continue Reading “Walking Ypres: Brandhoek”

The Bantams of Bourlon Wood

Among the dark Oak trees of Bourlon Wood, the Bantam Battalions from England, Scotland and Wales experienced their baptism of fire. Who were The Bantams, and did all roads lead to Bourlon Wood in November 1917? RECOMMENDED READING: Podcast Extras: The Bantams Podcast Extras:… Continue Reading “The Bantams of Bourlon Wood”

100th Episode: Across The Old Front Line

To commemorate one hundred episodes of the podcast we take a journey along the Western Front visiting four locations from Flanders to the Somme to Verdun to the Vosges. What does the landscape of the Great War mean to us? The Old Front Line… Continue Reading “100th Episode: Across The Old Front Line”