Nicholas’ abdication | Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley
After the hardships of WWI, the people were hungry and poor, and the soldiers refused to carry out orders to shoot at their own citizens, so joined the revolt.Tweet
Blitz | War Walks
Richard Holmes traces the events of a night of the Blitz, from the sector control room where the incoming raiders were plotted through to the efforts to save St Paul's.
The Somme | War Walks
1 July 1916 was the blackest day in the British army's history. Richard Holmes walks the fields where 57,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in just a few hours, and continues the story until the end of the Somme campaign in 1916.