Sorry, this episode is not currently available

World War I Special 1

Antiques Roadshow, Series 36 Episode 16 of 26

The first of two specials marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Fiona Bruce travels with a small group of experts and visitors to the poignant Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme to hear family stories linked to the conflict.

Amongst the accounts and objects featured are pictures of horses sent to war painted by a doctor serving on the frontline, bronze sculptures of troops modelled from trench clay, a trunk of poignant fragments representing the life and death of a German soldier, and objects from one of the first women to treat wounded soldiers evacuated from battle.

Fiona Bruce also meets a 101-year-old lady who recalls hiding under school desks as a child during one of the first bombing raids on Britain.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 16 Apr 2014 09:20

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterFiona Bruce
ProducerMichele Burgess
Series EditorSimon Shaw

Top Finds: 2014-2015

Top Finds: 2014-2015

Discover our latest favourite finds, and learn about their fascinating histories.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss