Military History on Radio 4 - SAS and TE Lawrence

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  1. HISTORY DOCUMENTARY: The Archive Hour
    On: BBC Radio Four
    Date: Saturday 27th January 2007 (starting in 1 day)
    Time: 20:00 to 21:00 (1 hour long)

    Looking for Lawrence.

    John Simpson explores the life and legend of TE Lawrence through archive interviews dating back as far as the 1930s. Family, friends and military colleagues recall their contrasting experiences. Among those featured are literary luminaries such as EM Forster and Siegfried Sassoon.

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    HISTORY DOCUMENTARY: The Archive Hour
    On: BBC Radio Four
    Date: Saturday 3rd February 2007 (starting in 8 days)
    Time: 20:00 to 21:00 (1 hour long)

    SAS - The Originals.
    The SAS wasn't formed the way most people would assume. This is the remarkable story of the birth of the SAS, told by the men who were there and who were The Originals. Presented by Gordon Stevens.

    Also as Listen Again programmes online for 7 days after broadcast at the Archive Hour web page
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  2. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Some additional gen:

     
  3. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Just heard an advert for this on R4- This saturday's episode will include
    an extreemly rare interview with Stirling himself!
     
  4. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Has anyone ever come across a book called "Popski's Private Army"? It was fringe semi-inpendent LRDG in North Africa, and then moved up into Italy. Sadly lost the book, but remember it was a great read.
     
  5. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    That's the kiddie! Delightfully disorganised, ad-hoc, get the job done, bu**er authority ... that's how we won, IIRC!

    Recommended for those who like the "inside story" without the "General Melchett" bull-sh*t - "I told the COS to organise ...". Popski was just one mad angry Pole, and went for it ... :thumright:
     
  6. Better than brilliant. Thanks Stonker
     
  7. U lucky, lucky, people. Hopefully Stonker will be able to hook meup with a copy. Does it actually have David Stirling himself talking?