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Richard Holmes interview

In this interview, the well-known military historian Brigadier Richard Holmes discusses his work on WW1, remembrance, his views on WW1 poetry, and how those experiences relate to the British Army currently serving in Iraq.

Brigadier Richard Holmes is a well-known military historian, having written and presented numerous books and TV series on all aspects of warfare. In relation to the First World War his work includes 'Riding the Retreat: Mons to Marne' (1995), 'The Western Front' (1999), and 'Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front' (2004). His TV work includes 'War Walks', 'The Western Front', and 'Battlefields'. In this interview he discusses his work on WW1, remembrance, his views on WW1 poetry, and how those experiences relate to the British Army currently serving in Iraq. The interview was conducted by Stuart Lee and Kate Lindsay, 20th March, 2008, Oxford.