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Old 16-09-12, 08:07
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I forgot about this on Weds and only got round to watching it yesterday afternoon on Iplayer... I do like the way these episodes are focusing on one or two relatives now and not going back generations. It shows that you can build up quite a detailed picture from various available resources (service records, war diaries, published memoirs etc) to get an insight into our ancestor's wartime experiences

It would be lovely, however, to have a trip to the WW1 battlefields with an expert on hand to give you a detailed description of battles etc, with all the necessary maps, documents and books... but sadly I can't see that happening for me!!
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Old 16-09-12, 08:15
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I like Hugh Dennis but this programme didn't tell me anything new - WW1 was horrible and its effects stayed with people for a lifetime.

I did perk up when they mentioned Poperinghe as my maternal grandfather was near there in WW1, with the Royal Engineers. He had a miserable war although he was lucky not to be physically injured. My paternal grandfather was too old to be actively engaged, though he was in a training camp at Chilham, Kent, with the Royal Artillery when my Dad was born in 1917.
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