The war in 1916

This series will look at a number of topics relating to the war in 1916. Many of these podcasts have been commissioned by the First World War Centenary Battlefields Tours Programme and are written and recorded by members of the programme's Academic Advisory group and other First World War experts. Others are provided by our partners at the Western Front Association.

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Somme 1916

The Great War Debate - Haig and the Somme

This podcast is an abridged version of The Great War Debate held in Manchester in June 2016 on 'Haig and the Somme'. It features highlights from The Great War Debate’s discussion around Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig’s much-disputed leadership during the First World War, alongside interviews with student and teacher attendees.

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The Battle of the Somme film

This podcast looks at the hugely successful film which was produced about the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It has been written and produced for FWWCBTP by Mark Connelly, Professor of Modern British Military History at the University of Kent.

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Two divisions on the Somme in 1916

This podcast looks at the experiences of the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It has been written and produced for FWWCBTP by Richard Grayson, Professor of Twentieth Century History at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The notes which accompany this podcast can be downloaded here


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The Story of the Somme - omnibus edition

Here you can listen or download the full omnibus edition of the Story of the Somme.

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