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Somme: Across the Pozières Ridge

In this episode we travel to the Somme battlefields of 1916, see the ground where men of the 13th Rifle Brigade fought in a tragic attack, and walk the route the ANZACs took into Pozières village when they took it, see where Albert Jacka… Continue Reading “Somme: Across the Pozières Ridge”

Henry Williamson’s War

In this episode we look at the writer Henry Williamson, best known for his nature writing and Tarka The Otter novel, but in the 1950s he began to publish ‘A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight’, some fifteen novels, five of which cover the Great War.… Continue Reading “Henry Williamson’s War”

The Day the Guns Fell Silent

As Remembrance Sunday approaches we look at the final day of the Great War on the Western Front. What happened on 11th November 1918, what brought the war in France and Flanders to an end and who were the last men to die that… Continue Reading “The Day the Guns Fell Silent”

Somme: The Colonel’s Field

What is the story behind a place known as ‘The Colonel’s Field’ near to the Somme village of Flers? In this episode, we link Picardy with Yorkshire and follow the story of an English Earl and a Battalion of Yeoman who marched to the… Continue Reading “Somme: The Colonel’s Field”

The Missing of the Great War

The war poet Siegfried Sassoon referred to the Missing of the First World War as ‘nameless names’. Who were the Missing, what was their fate, how were they commemorated, and is it a story lost in the past, or still part of the Great… Continue Reading “The Missing of the Great War”

Ypres: A Walk to the Front Line

In this episode, we follow a route to the front line used by soldiers during the Great War. Starting in Ypres, we walk via Shrapnel Corner, Zillebeke Lake, Zillebeke village, and up to the area beyond Maple Copse where the front lines were located.… Continue Reading “Ypres: A Walk to the Front Line”

Walking The Somme: Fricourt

In this episode, we walk the battlefield at Fricourt on the Somme. It’s a walk very much connected to regiments from Yorkshire who fought here on 1st July 1916: the First Day of the Battle of the Somme. We visit cemeteries, walk across the… Continue Reading “Walking The Somme: Fricourt”

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… Continue Reading “Trench Chat: The Somme Battlefields with Tim Thurlow”

Somme: Newfoundland Park

In this episode we are on the Somme and take a visit to the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont-Hamel, a unique area of preserved First World War battlefield where the Newfoundland Regiment, among others, fought on the First Day of the Battle of the… Continue Reading “Somme: Newfoundland Park”