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Paul Reed
The Old Front Line
Walk the battlefields of the First World War with Military Historian, Paul Reed. In these podcasts, Paul brings together over 35 years of studying the Great War, from the stories of veterans he interviewed, to when he spent more than a decade living on the Old Front Line in the heart of the Somme battlefields.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 438 ratings
Amazing Historical Podcast
I just found this podcast this week and very glad I did. I can’t stop listening. The way he describes the scenery of the walks he takes us on is artistic and informative. He also brings the people back alive which is a tribute to their sacrifices. I plan on plugging into my virtual headset and...Read full review »
Toothchief via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/22
Excellent Podcast
I am a huge fan of Paul’s podcast. It always makes for very interesting, engaging and insightful listening. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about the First World War and for anyone like myself with a keen interest in military history!
Footyace via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/13/22
My great uncle is buried at becourt cemetery on the Somme, he died on the 28th November 1916 , I was born 49 years later to the day, pauls narrative has brought the war to life for me, an absolutely fascinating podcast series has me spellbound
The extinguisher via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/07/22
Recent Episodes
Published 01/22/22
From Bully Beef to Hardtack and Plum and Apple Jam... what did the British Tommy in the trenches of the Western Front eat? How was it supplied, how good was his food, how did it reach him, and having had a meal, how did he go to the toilet?  Support the show (
Published 01/22/22
We return to the 'Forgotten Front' in Northern France where the British operations on the Western Front took place in 1915, and there were long periods of static trench warfare. Here we visit the site of the Cuinchy 'Brickstacks' - huge stacks of undelivered bricks that formed towers on the...
Published 01/15/22
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