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"You'd wake up ... in the night with a rat nibbling at your ears."


Two World War One veterans Bob Owen and Harry Holman recall the conditions they witnessed during the war. In this interview from 1984, the two men talk about the conditions. "Dead horses and dead man everywhere" recalled Bob Owen.

Harry Holman remembers the rats "as big as a rabbit" that feasted on both the living and the dead.

From: World War One: Shadows on the Western Front
First broadcast : 13 November, 1994

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