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Battlefields and Farmyards

On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, Sybil Ruscoe finds out about a charity which helps former servicemen and women into rural-based jobs such as agriculture and forestry.

One hundred years ago, the First World War finally came to an end. Thousands of ex-servicemen returned home, many in search of work on the land. A century on, Sybil Ruscoe finds out about a charity which is helping 21st century ex-soldiers adapt to life after military service. 'High Ground' offers them a taste of the opportunities on offer in rural careers such as agriculture and forestry. Can tank-drivers turn their hand to driving tractors, and do army doctors make good tree surgeons?

Producer: Emma Campbell

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22 minutes