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Series 36 - Episode 16
World War One Special
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Fiona Bruce and the experts visit the Thiepval Memorial to the missing of the Somme in northern France for a special Roadshow dedicated to artefacts from the First World War.
There are few people left who lived through the Great War, but many of their descendants cherish the objects which, in some cases, tell a story their owners were reluctant to share even with their families.
Dr Isabella Stenhouse was one of the female doctors who served in Malta and later in Egypt. During her lifetime, her granddaughter says, she was “just Granny”, although she did once admit to having taken out an appendix.
There are also some remarkable examples of trench art, from a simple stone cross to sculptures, modelled from clay from the trenches, which were later cast in plaster and then bronze. And three generations of the same family come closer than they expected to the memory of a relative who died in action.
Fiona Bruce presents the first of two special editions marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. She and a small group of experts travel to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in France, where visitors tell their family stories of the conflict, with various items helping to bring their tales to life. Objects include pictures of horses sent to war painted by a doctor serving on the frontline, bronze sculptures of troops modelled from trench clay and the belongings of a woman who treated wounded soldiers. Fiona also meets a 101-year-old woman who still remembers one of the first bombing raids on Britain, when she and her classmates hid under their school desks.
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