Our latest episode visits the massive military facility at Etaples on the French coast. Known as Eat Apples to the Tommies, the facility contained 20 hospitals and enough accommodation for 100,000 men.
Why was the camp there, how was it run, and what was life like for those who stayed there? We hear about the logistical issues of running such a massive camp, meet the "Pencil General" responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of this mini-city, and look at the medical evacuation process. We finish by looking at the fabled mutiny of 1917, and contemplate the enigmatic story of the so called "Monocled Mutineer."
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