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Amazing War Stories

The Striker of The Somme - A Remembrance Day Special

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When legendary footballer Walter Tull joins the army in the First World War he becomes the first black British officer to lead white men into battle and is mentioned in dispatches for a dangerous raid in Italy. He suffers shell shock, trench fever, is gassed, faces flame throwers and finally German stormtroopers in the battle of the Somme. In this special episode to mark Remembrance Sunday Historian Andy Robertshaw reveals an astonishing discovery - the potential resting place of Walter Tull, The Striker of The Somme.


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With very special thanks to our contributors-

-Andy Robertshaw historian & military adviser andyrobertshaw.com

-Walter's family who run the Finlayson Family Archive - waltertullarchive.com

Museums-

-War Years Remembered Museum -Website waryearsremembered.co.uk Facebook WarYearsRemembered Instagram /waryearsremembered

-The Kent Museum of Moving Image -Website kentmomi.org/ Facebook /KentMOMI Instagram Kent_MOMI/

-The Museum of the Great War, France -Website historial.fr/


Further information on Walter Tull-

claptonfc.com/WalterTTTbooklet.pdf

tottenhamhotspur.com/walter-tull.pdf

tottenhamhotspur.com/walter-tull-remembered

ntfc.co.uk/tull

firstworldwarglasgow.co.uk/

Not-Forgotten-part-2.pdf

northamptonchron.co.uk/walter-tull


Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Paul Wooding

Executive producer Ed Sayer

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Researcher Ross Barnwell

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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Episode 4

Season 1

by Bruce Crompton