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A podcast on all aspects of the Great War from the UK's leading First World War history society The Western Front Association (www.westernfrontassociation.com).

A podcast on all aspects of the Great War from the UK's leading First World War history society The Western Front Association (www.westernfrontassociation.com).

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A podcast on all aspects of the Great War from the UK's leading First World War history society The Western Front Association (www.westernfrontassociation.com).

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep186 – Folkestone harbour in WW1 – Peter Anderson

11/30/2020
Peter Anderson talks about the role of Folkestone Harbour during the Great War.

Ep185 – Anzacs on the WF – Dr Meleah Hampton

11/23/2020
Historian and author Dr Meleah Hampton, a historian in the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial, talks about her research into the Anzacs on the Western Front.

Ep184 – Irish servicewomen during WW1 – Dr Barbara Walsh

11/16/2020
Historian Dr Barbara Walsh about her recent book on Irish servicewomen during the Great War. This is published by Pen & Sword.

Ep183 – The unknown story of the Unknown Warrior – David Scott

11/9/2020
Mark Scott talks about his new book, Among the Kings, that gives a new story on the Unknown Warrior. This is published Blacstaff.

Ep182 – Indian Empire at War – George Morton Jack

11/2/2020
Historian George Morton Jack talks about his recent book on India and the Great War, entitled The Indian Empire at War: The Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War. This is published by Abacus in a new, updated paperback edition (2020)

Ep181 – The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 – Dr David Murphy

10/26/2020
Author Dr David Murphy, a lecturer in military history and strategic studies at Maynooth University in Ireland, talks about his recent book, Breaking Point of the French Army, that looks at the failed Nivelle Offensive of 1917. This book is published by Pen & Sword.

Ep180 – 9th Royal Scots in the GW – Neill Gilhooley

10/19/2020
Author Neill Gilhooley talks about his recent book on the service of the 9th Battalion, Royal Scots, during the Great War. This book is published by Pen & Sword.

Ep179 – German POWs on Cannock Chase – Richard Pursehouse

10/12/2020
Richard Pursehouse talks about on his recent book on German POWs held at Brocton Camp on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, during the Great War. This book is published by Pen & Sword.

Ep178 – Irish recruitment in the GW – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler

10/5/2020
Dr Timothy Bowman, a Reader in modern British military history, University of Kent, Dr William Butler, the Head of Military Records, The National Archives, UK and Dr Michael Wheatley, an independent researcher and writes on early twentieth-century Irish politics, talk about their latest book, The Disparity of Sacrifice. This book examines the military recruitment in […]

Ep177 – Law and War in Australia during WW1 – Dr Catherine Bond

9/28/2020
Lawyer and lecturer Dr Catherine Bond, Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, talks about her recent book on law in Australia during the Great War. This is published by NewSouth Books (UNSW Press).

Ep176 – 1 million rounds from a Vickers’ gun in 12 hours: myth or truth? Dr Rich Willis & Richard Fisher

9/21/2020
Dr Rich Willis and Richard Fisher, Founder and Director of the Vickers Machine Gun Research Association, talk about their research into the legend that ten guns of the 100th Machine Gun Company in August 1916 fired off 1,000,000 rounds in a twelve-hour period throughout fighting at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme.

Ep175 – Australian POWs during WW1 – Dr Aaron Pegram

9/14/2020
Dr Aaron Pegram, Senior Historian at the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial, talks about his recent book on Australian POWs on the Western Front during WW1. This book is published by CUP.

Ep174 – Ypres and its meaning through time – Prof Mark Connelly & Dr Stefan Goebel

9/7/2020
Professor Mark Connelly, Professor of Modern British History, University of Kent and Dr Stefan Goebel, Reader and Director of the Centre for the History of War, Media and Society, University of Kent, talk about their recent book on Ypres. This is published by OUP.

Ep173 – The Chemists’ War 1914-18 – Dr Michael Freemantle

8/10/2020
Dr Michael Freemantle, a freelance Science Writer, talks about his book the Chemists’ War 1914-1918 that looks at the role of chemists and chemistry during the Great War.

Ep172 – Sevenoaks in the Great War – Matthew Ball

8/3/2020
Matthew Ball talks about his research into the community of Sevenoaks during WW1.

Ep171 – The 58th (London) Division – David Martin

7/27/2020
Author David Martin talks about his recent book on the 58th Division (London) during WW1. This is published by Pen & Sword.

Ep170 – Louis Botha, South African PM during WW1 – Prof. Ian Van Der Waag & Dr Tony Garcia

7/20/2020
Professor Ian Van Der Waag, Professor and Head of Department of Military History at Stellenbosch University, and Dr Tony Garcia, an independent scholar talk about their research into life and career of Louis Botha, Boer military commander and South African Prime Minister before and during the Great War.

Ep169 – The Sandringham Company – Neil Storey

7/13/2020
Neil Story talks about his book on the service of the Territorial Battalions of the Norfolk Regiment during the Great War, and in particular, the famous Sandringham Company. This book is published by Pen & Sword.

Ep168 – Operation Alias – David Tattersfield

7/6/2020
David Tattersfield, Development Trustee of the WFA, talks about Operation Alias, a project by the WFA to identify men who fell in the Great War and served under an alias or ‘false’ name.

Ep167 – Women as Veterans in post-WW1 France and Britain – Prof. Alison Fell

6/29/2020
Professor Alison Fell, Professor of French Cultural History at the University of Leeds, talks about her recent book on women as veterans in post-Great War France and Britain. Alison’s book examines the cultural and social identity some women adopted, or were given, as war veterans in the 1920s and how this was received by the […]