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Dec 1, 2023

What happens when you set a telenovela in First World War France? 

This month Chris, Angus and Jessica review the Netflix limited series Les Combattantes (Women at War). Along the way, we discuss untranslatable words, the relationship between war atrocities and propaganda, recreational drug use, and the...

Nov 1, 2023

What should we take from a First World War documentary?
Following our adventure to Canada for the International Society for First World War Studies conference, we welcome Prof Robert Burgoyne to discuss his keynote paper on the Peter Jackson film They Shall Not Grow Old (2018).
Along the way, we explore the ways in...

Oct 1, 2023

How did the First World War inspire the horror genre?
This month we welcome W. Scott Poole (Charleston) to discuss his 2018 book Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror. Along the way we discuss the American experience of war, the importance of J'Accuse, and the political affiliations of 20th century...

Sep 1, 2023

What happens when you send Indiana Jones into the First World War?

In this episode, we are joined by Thomas Riddle.

Thomas runs the website (which aims to provide teachers with resources to integrate everyone’s favourite archaeologist into the classroom) to discuss the 1990s TV series ‘The...

Aug 1, 2023

How do you create a biopic of one of the most famous First World War poets?
This month we're joined by Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes) to discuss the 2021 film Benediction about the life of Siegfried Sassoon.
Along the way we explore the long shadow of Regeneration, soldiers in drag, and the brilliance of Edith...