Ass Prof Fiona Graham releases a podcast about an iconic WW1 crater

Not Just A Big Hole in France is a podcast recorded during a walk around the newly accessible Hawthorn Crater on The Somme with Associate Professor and former BBC Producer Fiona Graham and Historian and First World War tunnelling expert Colin Winn.

The first day of the Battle of the Somme is infamous in British military history. Unique access to this heritage site in France combined with scientific and film technology methodologies are creating new knowledge about the battlefield. Graham led the documentary narrative in an international interdisciplinary team of forensic archaeologists, historians, chemists, and film makers to uncover and archive the Hawthorn Crater at Beaumont.

The podcast is a short insight into the project and provides a glimpse into the project and its impact to its surrounding communities.

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