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A podcast hosted by Dr Tom Thorpe 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 hosted by Dr Tom Thorpe 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 hosted by Dr Tom Thorpe 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

Ep281 – Cricket during the Great War – John Broom

12/5/2022
Historian John Broom talks about his latest book that looks at cricket during the Great War. John discusses how the game at professional and amateur [...]

Duration:00:20:00

Ep280 – Conscript morale in 1918 – Tim Lynch

11/28/2022
Author, historian and battlefield guide Tim Lynch talks about his research into conscript morale during the final year of the Great War. He challenges perceptions [...]

Duration:00:24:49

Ep279 – The Bucks Battalion in the Great War – Prof Ian Beckett

11/21/2022
Professor Ian Beckett, Honorary Professor of Military History at the University of Kent, talks about the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, during the Great War. His [...]

Duration:00:38:19

Ep278 – Hanham – Andrew Wood

11/14/2022
Andrew Wood talks about his recent novel Hanham. It is based on the true story of three brothers who fought in the First World war [...]

Duration:00:20:18

Ep277 – The Friendly Invasion of Lewes in 1914 – Jonathan Vernon

11/7/2022
Jonathan Vernon, Digital Editor for the WFA, talks about his research into Lewes during the opening months of the Great War. He focuses on the [...]

Duration:00:24:57

Ep276a – Walking the Western Front Way – Sir Anthony Seldon

11/3/2022
Author, historian and educationalist, Sir Anthony Seldon talks about his new book ‘The Path of Peace’ which is his memoir of walking the Western Front [...]

Duration:00:23:21

Ep276 – The assassination of Sir Henry Wilson – Ronan McGreevy

10/31/2022
Author, historian, Irish Times reporter and videographer, Ronan McGreevy, talks about his recent book Great Hatred. This book, published by Faber, explores the assassination of [...]

Duration:00:26:08

Ep275 – Managing boredom in Salonika amongst British troops – Jake Gasson

10/24/2022
Jake Gasson, a doctoral candidate at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, talks about his research into how British soldiers experienced and endured boredom as part [...]

Duration:00:24:05

Ep274 – Fishermen’s involvement in the Great War – Dr Robb Robinson

10/17/2022
Dr Robb Robinson, Honorary Research Fellow at the Blaydes Maritime Centre at the University of Hull, talks about British fishermen and their involvement in the [...]

Duration:00:28:34

Ep273 – The German Army in October 1918 – Katherine Quinlan-Flatter

10/10/2022
Historian and journalist Katherine Quinlan-Flatter talks about the German Army during the weeks of October 1918 before the Armistice in November. Katherine talks about how [...]

Duration:00:33:05

Ep272 – The political and social history of Ireland in WW1 – Dr Niamh Gallagher & Prof Richard Grayson

10/3/2022
Dr Niamh Gallagher, University Associate Professor in Modern British and Irish History at the Faculty of History, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge and Professor [...]

Duration:01:01:33

Ep271 – Children and childhood in WW1 – Dr Viv Newman

9/26/2022
Author and historian Dr Viv Newman about her research into children and childhood during the Great War. She explores how the war affect children across [...]

Duration:00:33:07

Ep270 – Gas Warfare during WW1 – Rocky Salmon

9/19/2022
WFA European Officer Rocky Salmon talks about gas warfare during the Great War. Rocky talks about the types of chemical agents used, their efficacy and [...]

Duration:00:11:28

Ep269 – The Netherlands during WW1 – Pauline Onderwater

9/12/2022
PhD student Pauline Onderwater talks about her doctoral research into the Netherlands during the Great War. In the interview, she talks about how the war [...]

Duration:00:24:30

Ep268 – Richard Aldington and the Great War – Dr Viv Whelpton

9/5/2022
Dr Viv Whelpton talks about the life and service of Great War poet Richard Aldington. Aldington (1892-1962) was an English writer and poet who is [...]

Duration:00:20:51

Ep267 – Morale in the BEF on the Western Front, 1917-8 – Dr Alex Mayhew

8/8/2022
Dr Alex Mayhew, a historian of the cultural, military, and social history of war and also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, talks about his [...]

Duration:00:56:32

Ep266 – The US 103rd Regiment in WW1 – Jonathan Bratten

8/1/2022
Jonathan Bratten talks about his history of the US 103rd Regiment during the Great War. The 103rd was a National Guard unit drawn from New [...]

Duration:00:50:20

Ep265 – The Indian Army in WW1 – Dr Andrew Jarboe

7/25/2022
Historian and teacher Dr Andrew T. Jarboe talks about his recent book Indian Soldiers in World War I: Race and Representation in an Imperial War, [...]

Duration:00:44:54

Ep264 – 1917, The Darkest Year – Dr Spencer Jones

7/18/2022
Dr Spencer Jones talks about The Darkest Year, a collection of essays he edited on the British Army fighting on the Western Front in 1917 [...]

Duration:00:32:01

Ep263 – The German colonies in WW1 – Prof Matt Fitzpatrick

7/11/2022
Historian Professor Matt Fitzpatrick, Professor in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University in Australia, talks about his research into the [...]

Duration:00:20:43