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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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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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Unmatched in-depth coverage of World War I

By Rick Volk - May 27 2018
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Outstanding.

iTunes Ratings

4 Ratings
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4
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Unmatched in-depth coverage of World War I

By Rick Volk - May 27 2018
Read more
Outstanding.

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Mentioned in Dispatches

Latest release on Jan 11, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Rank #1: Ep110 – British Territorials in India – Prof Peter Stanley

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Prof. Peter Stanley, from the University of New South Wales, talks
about his latest book on British Territorials in India during the Great War,
published by Helion.

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Apr 22 2019

23mins

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Rank #2: Ep121 – Communications and British Operations on the Western Front – Dr Brian Hall

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Dr Brian Hall, Programme Leader at the University of Salford, talks about his book on communications and operations on the Western Front during the Great War (published by CUP).

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Jul 08 2019

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Rank #3: Ep120 – Popular responses to the outbreak of WW1 – Prof Catriona Pennell

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Prof Catriona Pennell, from the University of Exeter, talks about her book on the popular responses to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 (published by OUP).

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Jul 01 2019

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Rank #4: Ep90 – The Portuguese Expeditionary Force in WW1 – Miguel Freire

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

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Nov 19 2018

17mins

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Rank #5: Ep74 – The British Tommy in 1918 – Taff Gillingham

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Historian and First World War expert Taff Gillingham delivers a lecture on the British soldier in 1918. This talk was given at the WFA’s York Conference on 7th July 2018.

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Jul 30 2018

49mins

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Rank #6: Ep81 – ‘Haig’s tower of strength’ – General Sir Edward Bulfin – John Powell

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Former Brigadier and author John Powell talks about his biography of General Sir Edward Bulfin, an Irish Catholic general officer in the British Army during the Great War. This has been published by Pen & Sword. 

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Sep 17 2018

19mins

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Rank #7: Ep72 – British POWs in Germany during WW1 – Dr Oliver Wilkinson

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Dr Oliver Wilkinson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, talks about his recent book titled British Prisoners of War in First World War Germany published by Cambridge University Press.

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Jul 16 2018

40mins

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Rank #8: Ep115 – English infantryman’s morale and the perception of crisis on the Western Front – Dr Alex Mayhew

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Dr Alex Mayhew discusses his PhD that looked at the English infantryman’s morale and perception of crisis on the Western Front. 

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May 27 2019

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Rank #9: Ep77 – The Third Battle of the Aisne 1918 – David Blanchard

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Historian David Blanchard talks about his latest book on the Third Battle of the Asine that took place in May 1918. This book is published by Pen and Sword.

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Aug 20 2018

16mins

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Rank #10: Ep111 – L/Cpl Wijnand “Vic” Hamman, 2nd South African Regt – Emile Coetzee

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Emile Coetzee, from North West University in South Africa, talks
about L/Cpl L/Cpl Wijnand “Vic” Hamman, who served in South African 2nd
Regt during the Great War.

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Apr 29 2019

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Rank #11: Ep80 – The Landing in the Dawn – dissecting the Anzac Gallipoli legend – Dr James Hurst

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Dr James Hurst talks about his latest book (published by Helion & Co.) which reappraises the landing by the ANZAC forces on the Dardanelles on 25 April 1915.

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Sep 10 2018

21mins

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Rank #12: Ep82a – Extra Episode – The Capture of the Riqueval Bridge – Jim Tanner

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Former Brigadier Jim Tanner, current Chairman of Trustees at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum, talks about the capture of Riqueval Bridge over the St Quentin Canal by the 46th Midland Division, the centenary of which is being commemorated on Saturday 29 September 2018 at a ceremony on the bridge. At this ceremony, the memorial placed there by the WFA in 1997, will be re-dedicated to mark the taking of the bridge 100 years ago.

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Sep 27 2018

26mins

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Rank #13: Ep75 – Tubby Clayton – Dr Linda Parker

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Dr. Linda Parker talks about her book on the Rev. Philip ‘Tubby’ Clayton during the Great War, published by Helion & Co.

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Aug 06 2018

16mins

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Rank #14: Ep86 – Dublin’s Great Wars, 1912-23 – Prof. Richard Grayson

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Professor Richard Grayson, Professor of Twentieth-Century History at Goldsmiths, University of London, talks about his new book charting Dublin’s Great Wars, 1912-1923, that covers the role of Dubliners in the Great War, Easter Rising and Irish Revolution. His book is published by Cambridge University Press.

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Oct 22 2018

21mins

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Rank #15: Ep119 – The Chinese Labour Corps – Wenlan Peng

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Wenlan Peng, from the Meridian Society (www.themeridiansociety.org.uk), talks about the Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front during the Great War.

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Jun 24 2019

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Rank #16: Ep122 – The Welsh Walter Mitty – Marietta Crichton Stuart

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Marietta Crichton Stuart talks about Percy Shuttlewood, who served in her grandfather’s battalion during the Great War and she describes as the ‘Welsh Walter Mitty’.

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Jul 15 2019

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Rank #17: Ep78 – The Second British Army during the Liberation of Flanders in 1918 – Dr Dennis Williams

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Historian Dr Dennis Williams talks about his latest book on the British Second Army and its role in the Liberation of Flanders during the 100 days. This book is published by Helion and Co.

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Aug 27 2018

16mins

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Rank #18: Ep84 – The British Army on the Western Front in 1916 – Dr Spencer Jones

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Scholar and author Dr Spencer Jones from the University of Wolverhampton talks about his new book, At All Costs, which looks at the British Army on the Western Front in 1916. This is published by Helion and Co.

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Oct 08 2018

37mins

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Rank #19: Ep82 – Force Feeding in WW1 – Dr Ian Miller

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Medical historian and curator Dr Ian Miller, Lecturer at Ulster University, talks about force-feeding during the Great War.

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Sep 24 2018

16mins

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Rank #20: Ep71 – From Docks and Sand – The 7th Battalion Liverpool Regiment in WW1 – Dr Adrian Gregson

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Dr Adrian Gregson talks about his recent book, From Docks and Sand, Southport and Bottle·s Battalion, the 7th King·s Liverpool Regiment, in the First World War, published by Helion and Co.

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Jul 09 2018

20mins

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