Episode 5: Somme – The Stahlhelm, the Casque Adrian, and the Tin Hat Pt. 2

In this second part of The Stahlhelm, the Casque Adrian, and the Tin Hat, we take a look at the British soldiers preparing themselves for the Battle of the Somme. The British Expeditionary Force of 1916 was vastly different from the Old Contemptibles who had come across the Channel in 1914, and this was a very different army from its German adversary and even its French ally. 

 

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2 thoughts on “Episode 5: Somme – The Stahlhelm, the Casque Adrian, and the Tin Hat Pt. 2”

  1. Great series, I’m coming to it late, but I’m catching up. I came to it from recently finding the Battle of Verdun podcast. If you are taking requests for future episodes, why not the Battle of Cambrai (1917)?

    A nitpicking comment about Ep. 5, Newfoundland did not join Confederation until 1949, so calling the Newfoundland Regiment a Canadian regiment would be incorrect.

    Keep up the great work.

    1. Hi Sean,

      My apologies for the terrible delay. I really stink at monitoring the comments on this website.

      Please nitpick away! Thank you for the correction regarding the Newfoundland Regiment. Would it be better to call them a Dominion unit?

      I’d love to get into Cambrai!

      Best regards,

      Mike

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