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
- 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 60, The Last 100
Days, and The Forgotten.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team