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WW1 Digger History Podcast

WWI Digger Stories Podcast reproduces the diaires, memoirs and letters of the real participants in the war that changed the course of the 20th Century. What was it like to be in the trenches, on the ships or behind the big guns where death stalked in infinite ways and it was impossible to make friends unless you were prepared to lose tham at any moment.

This podcast is formatted with each diairy or memoir forming a series, usually taking the listener through the war from beginning to end, from raw recruit to returning veteran, as it was experienced by the soldier and in his (or her, when I include Nurses stories) own words.

Jan 29, 2017

Come with Percy into the reserve trenches at Sailly-sur-la Lys, which is near the soon to be infamous Fromelles.

Listen to why Private Ogilvie nearly kills Private Williams and how does the 9th Battalion loses a lot of men without ever firing a shot!

And finally Percy catches up with ..... no spoilers, but if you have...

Jan 17, 2017

Who does Percy think looks like a girl? Find out when he sees out his time at Suez and then travels to France, dodging submarines and circling around Malta.

Yes, we finally make it to France!

Jan 10, 2017

Thirsty, huh, Perc? Chase after that "furphy" water wagon and watch out for the dead man's bones out in the desert.

Percy does some time near the Suez Canal but when will they go to France?

Oh, and yes he does get that elusive stripe.