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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).
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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).

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English


Episodes

Ep109 – Operation Delta – Dr Bill Stewart

4/15/2019
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Dr Bill Stewart talks about the Canadian Corp’s Operation Delta and how it shaped operations during the 100 Days in 1918.

Duration:00:16:10

Ep108 – Nobody of Any Importance – Phil Sutcliffe

4/8/2019
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Phil Sutcliffe talks about his father’s account of being an infantryman during the Great War.

Duration:00:25:19

Ep107 – The Berlin Philharmonic & London Symphony Orchestras in WW1 – Percy Leung

4/1/2019
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Doctoral student Percy Leung at the University of St Andrews’ talks about his research into the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras during the Great War.

Duration:00:19:10

Ep106 -The Impact of the First World War on Australian-British relations – Dr Jack Davies

3/25/2019
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Dr Jack Davies, Assistant Curator at the Science Museum, talks abou the impact of WW1 on Australian-British relations. This talk was given as part of the The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century International Conference held at the University of Wolverhampton in September last year.

Duration:00:20:05

Ep105 – Researching British Officers in WW1 – Prof. Michael Durey

3/18/2019
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Emeritus Professor Michael Durey, from Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, talks about his research project that explores the lives of British officers killed on the Western Front during the Great War.

Duration:00:22:40

Ep104 – The Salonika Front – Alan Wakefield

3/11/2019
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Alan Wakefield, Head of First World War & Early 20th Century Conflict at the Imperial War Museum and Chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society, talks about the Salonika campaign during the Great War.

Duration:00:14:17

Ep103 – The impact of military service for women who served in WW1 – Jane Clarke

3/4/2019
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Doctoral candidate Jane Clarke, studying at the University of Manchester, discusses her research into the impact of military service for women who served in the First World War.

Duration:00:19:35

Ep102 – British Infantry Training during WW1 – Harry Sanderson

2/25/2019
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Doctoral candidate Harry Sanderson, from the University of Leeds, discusses his research into the training of British infantry soldiers during the Great War.

Duration:00:31:35

Ep101 – The Treatment of Mentally Ill Irish Ex-servicemen After WW1 – Dr Michael Robinson

2/18/2019
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Medical historian Dr Michael Robinson, from the University of Liverpool, talks about the treatment of mentally-ill Irish ex-serviceman after the Great War.

Duration:00:21:07

Ep100 – Reflections on the Great War Centenary and Historiography – Prof. Peter Simkins

2/11/2019
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For the 100th edition, outgoing WFA President, Prof. Peter Simkins, gives his reflections on the Great War Centenary and his life as a First World War historian.

Duration:00:14:15

Ep99 – The German Army in 1918 – Jack Sheldon

2/4/2019
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Historian Jack Sheldon talks about the performance and collapse of the German Army during the Hundred Days in 1918.

Duration:00:18:29

Ep98 – Australian Corps Operations during the Hundred Days – Richard Stobo

1/28/2019
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Richard Stobo talks about, ‘The Australian Victories in France in 1918? An Examination of Australian Corps Operations during the Hundred Days’. This talk was given as part of the ‘End of the War & the Reshaping of a Century’ conference held at the University of Wolverhampton in September last year.

Duration:00:18:23

Ep97 – Witnessing the End of the German Occupation of Brussels,1918 – Prof Tammy Proctor

1/20/2019
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Professor Tammy Proctor from Utah State University gives a talk on the end of the German occupation of Brussels between the dates of October to December 1918. This talk was given as part of the ‘End of the War & the Reshaping of a Century’ conference held at the University of Wolverhampton in September last […]

Duration:00:16:28

Ep96 – Lawrence of Arabia – Dr John Peaty

1/13/2019
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Military historian Dr John Peaty talks about Lawrence of Arabia.

Duration:00:24:27

Ep95 – The Rise of Sir William Robertson – Ross Beadle

1/6/2019
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Historian Ross Beadle talks about the rise of Sir William Robertson who was appointed to the role of Chief of the Imperial General Staff in December 1915.

Duration:00:32:18

Ep94 – The Great War Pension Record Cards – David Tattersfield

12/16/2018
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WFA Trustee David Tattersfield talks about the First World War Pension Record Cards that the WFA acquired from the Ministry of Defence in 2012 and how these records are to be made publicly accessible online in the near future.

Duration:00:17:21

Ep93 – Willie Redmond MP – John Green

12/9/2018
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John Green talks about his relative Irish nationalist politician Major Willie Redmond MP, who was killed at the Battle of Messines in June 1917.

Duration:00:23:52

Ep92 – Public School Great War Memorials – Sarah Wearne

12/2/2018
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School archivist Sarah Wearne talks about her new book that looks at Great War memorials in public schools, This is published by Helion.

Duration:00:23:11

Ep91 – The morale of the Italian army in WW1 – Dr Vanda Wilcox

11/25/2018
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Historian Dr Vanda Wilcox, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at John Cabot University, talks about her recent book on the morale of the Italian Army during the Great War which has just been published in paperback by Cambridge University Press (from 20.12.2018).

Duration:00:28:59

Ep90 – The Portuguese Expeditionary Force in WW1 – Miguel Freire

11/18/2018
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Portuguese Army officer Miguel Freire talks about the role of the Portuguese Expeditionary Force on the Western Front during WW1.

Duration:00:13:50