Paul Reed is a military historian who works in television. In the past ten years he has acted as a consultant and contributor to BBC flagship history series like Meet The Ancestors and Timewatch. He is the author of six books on WW1 including Great War Lives and Walking Arras and is currently working on a new TV series following a major archaeological project on the Western Front.
During the late 1980s I interviewed several hundred British and Canadian veterans who had fought in the First World War. It will be no surprise that many of them served at Ypres or on the Somme, but a place that … Continue reading →