Other aspects of the First World War

This series will look at a number of topics relating to the First World War. 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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Animals in the First World War

In this podcast, created for the WFA's 'Mentioned in Dispatches' series, Lucinda Moore a picture researcher at the Mary Evans Picture Library, discusses the role of animals in the First World War.

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Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig - the historiographical debate

This podcast looks at the historiogrpahy surrounding the reputation of Field Marhsal Sir Douglas Haig. 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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Women in Europe in the First World War

In this podcast, created for the WFA's 'Mentioned in Dispatches' series, historian and author Dr Vivien Newman talks about the role and experience of women in Europe and Britain during the First World War. 

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Psychological survival in the trenches

In this podcast, created for the WFA's 'Mentioned in Dispatches' series, clinical psychologist Dr Peter Hodgkinson discusses how soldiers coped with the psychological stress and strain of trench warfare during the First World War. 

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Sniping in the First World War

In this podcast, created for the WFA's 'Mentioned in Dispatches' series, Martin Pegler, former Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries, discusses sniping and field-craft in the First World War.

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