Our latest episode takes in the massive cemetery of Cabaret Rouge which stands in the shadow of Vimy Ridge.
We hear a remarkable first-hand account of being captured by the Germans, written by an Olympic oarsman, and the connection to an officer of the Queens who lost his life in a costly raid. We meet a flying obsessed officer who lost his life in company with a relation of one of the greatest scientists of all time, hear about the perils of joyriding in a Rolls Royce behind the line, discover the tragic story of a soldier shot at dawn, and hear about a plowing accident that uncovered a British dugout, and the remains of an idealistic officer killed after being in the trenches for less than three hours.
I recall a terrifying encounter with a crowbar-wielding French builder, and our podcast concludes at the grave of Canada's Unknown Warrior.
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Ben Simmonds.
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