Not to be missed : Voices of the First World War

This series of fifteen minute programmes on BBC Radio Four is not to be missed.

Dan Snow brings together the sound archive collections of the Imperial War Museums and the BBC for the first time to tell the story of the First World War through the voices of those who were there. Although the series is well underway, all previous episodes are available to listen to online or to download as podcasts:

Of particular interest to SCS members is the episode simply entitled Salonika broadcast on 5 November 2015:

In this programme Dan Snow brings together recollections by soldiers of the conditions they endured in Salonika, where they considered themselves a forgotten army, and the main threats were malaria and dysentery.

Let’s hope this isn’t the last mention of the BSF in the series!

Related to this is the series of fifty podcasts on the IWM website, also entitled ‘Voices of the First World War’:

Author: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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