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Vanessa Collingridge presents the series exploring ordinary people's links with the past.

Military historian Professor Richard Holmes explains how the militia worked in the 18th century, Andy Cassell reports from Scotland on Britain's only private army, Dr Samantha Letters explains how prisoners in Oflag 7B would have received musical instruments and Dr Martin Johnes corrects an historical stereotype about pigeon racing.

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Tue 21 Apr 2009 15:00