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A little piece of Australia

One of the absolute pleasures of podcasting is the chance to speak to passionate and enthusiastic individuals whose determination to preserve the heritage of the Great War is nothing short of inspirational. My guest on this week’s podcast, Helen Roberts, was an absolute joy to interview. Having grown up in rural Wiltshire, Helen remembered seeing… Continue Reading →

The 48 hour VCs – Hill 60

The battlefield area of Hill 60 just to the southwest of Ypres will always be one of my must-see areas whenever I am guiding someone around the Salient. There are, in my mind, few places left around Ypres that match the description given by the late great Richard Holmes of the battlefield being “a strip… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Front – Fampoux

In out latest podcast, we visit one of the lesser-known battlefields of the Great War, the small villages of Fampoux and Roeux which are located to the east of the city of Arras. On the 9th of April 1917, Fampoux and the formidable Hyderabad Redoubt stood in the way of the 4th Division, but they… Continue Reading →


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