THE BRITISH HOME FRONT 23 | Railways - Christopher Phillips


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Welcome to the BRITISH HOME FRONT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. This series was recorded at the UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS in June 2018 to accompany a conference marking the contribution by the peoples of the British Isles to the national war effort. In this podcast, DR CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, founding member of the FIRST WORLD WAR NETWORK (, talks about the railways during the First World War. IMAGE | A woman railway worker operating the signals in a siding on the Great Central Railway in Birmingham during 1918. She is pulling a large signalling lever towards her. By Lewis, G P - is photograph Q 28148 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS With thanks to JOHN CAWTHORN and the 1926 FOUNDATION for making this podcast series possible, and to the DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT and the SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT for supporting the Conference. PRODUCTION | ChromeRadio for the UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS | Music performed by the PIPES AND DRUMS of the ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS | Series Editor - Professor Sir Hew Strachan | Producer - Catriona Oliphant | Post-production - Chris Sharp.

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