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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”

Verdun: Fleury to Douaumont

In this week’s episode, we step beyond the British sector of the Western Front to one of the most iconic French battlefields of the Great War – Verdun. Here we walk the ground between the ‘lost’ village of Fleury and visit the huge cemetery… Continue Reading “Verdun: Fleury to Douaumont”