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: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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