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Friday, November 23, 2012

Podcast: Adlestrop: railways, poetry and the myths of 1914 (UK)

Adlestrop by Edward Thomas is one of the nation's favourite poems. Written in the heat of battle by an officer who was doomed not to survive the war, Adlestrop idealises the stillness of a railway station in an English country village before the First World War. This podcast will consider the literary and military career of Edward Thomas, the impact of the railways on the English countryside at the start of the 20th century and whether or not 1914 really does represent the culmination of the 'Long Edwardian Summer'. Bruno Derrick has been employed by The Public Record Office/National Archives for 23 years. He has a wide-ranging knowledge of the records of The National Archives with a particular interest in military history and military records, and in records relating to railways, canals and transport

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