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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Aug 18, 2022

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, author and historian Dr Will Davies joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss battlefield tours on the Western Front.

  • The podcast begins by discussing Dr Davies’ entry into writing WWI history and battlefield touring, providing recommendations on ideal ways to tour the battlefields.
  • The pair then discuss Dr Davies’ research into WWI battlefield combatants, explaining that by examining war records, the historian can determine where family members were located on major battlefields.
  • Dr Davies then recommends essential background reading before visiting the Western Front.
  • Finally, the pair discuss the most important places for Australians to tour on the Western Front.

Dr Davies’ publications include: Somme Mud (by E Lynch, edited by Dr Will Davies), Beneath Hill 60The Last 100 Days, and The Forgotten.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team