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Our kind of town

Title
Our kind of town
Genre
Interview; Special
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:43:46
Description
Our Kind of Town. Keith Howell hosts this episode (Old Soldiers Never Die?) in which 84 year-old World War I survivor Charlie Garrard(?) shares his recollections of the War. Rose Coombs, Special Collections Officer at the Imperial War Museum and an expert on WWI battlefields talks about her work at the museum. Includes a contemporary recording of Somebody’s Boy [is Out at the Front], by Harry Fay, and actuality of the Royal Garrison Artillery mounting a gas shell attack at Lille, northern France, on 09/10/18. Studio engineer Don Shanahan; producer Bavin Cook. Breaks in recording where news bulletin edited out.
Contributors
Keith Howell; Bavin Cook; Don Shanahan; Charlie Garrard(?); Rose Coombs
Keywords
France; Regiments; First World War (1914-1918); Museums; Military history; Vocal music; Wars (events); Imperial War Museum; War memorials; Veterans (Armed Forces); First Battle of the Somme (1916); Battle of Loos (1915); Western Front (1914-1918); Battlefields; Third Battle of Ypres (1917); Harry Fay

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