In our latest podcast, we visit the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras to discover the personal stories of some of the men who lie buried within.
The cemetery has a real connection with Birmingham and the men of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. We hear the story of two sets of brothers from Birmingham who died in very different circumstances, the first man to join the Birmingham Pals, a tragic accident that led to the deaths of three Scottish soldiers and visit the unique headstone of an officer of the Veterinary Corps. We also look at war diaries and the Midlands history behind the famous British Mills Bomb.
We hear the sad story of a German flying ace whose memory was tainted by political propaganda some twenty years after his death, the drunken antics of a newly-promoted Black Watch officer, and look at the tragic execution of two British soldiers for desertion. Our visit concludes at the grave of 22-year-old Harold Vizard MC and Two Bars - a truly remarkable and very brave young man.
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