In our latest episode, we visit one of the forgotten battlefields of WW1, the small village of Cuinchy. Location of the infamous brick stacks, the village appears in many personal memoirs, and while there were no major offensives per se, it was a mincing machine for British troops for the duration of the war.
We hear about the scandalous court case intrigue of a Coldstream Guards officer, a highly talented painter who lost his life, the winner of the first DSO of the Great War, and a 15-year-old private whose death from a barbarous weapon of war made front-page news.
We look at the exploits of a hugely brave Irish Guardsman whose bravery and desire to kill Germans saw him awarded the Victoria Cross and discover how a German artillery barrage had unexpectedly good results for the stomachs of men of the 1st Glosters.
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