Railways of the Great War, by Michael Portillo

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Railways of the Great War, by Michael Portillo

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It was the war to end all wars. It was the first truly mechanised war, and it required the movement of massive amounts of material and people, movement that road transport - still really in it's infancy - could not handle, but there were the railroads. Mobilisation depended on it, the feeding of the millions of troops depended on it and the huge amounts of munitions required were moved by the railways.

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Caught come of last night's offereing on TV. Very watchable and informative. As are most of his Bradshaw travelogues. Ubersmug bugger!
 

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Been watching this and enjoying the programmes.  Tonight's edition apparently covers the rail crash at Quintinshill in May 1915 when over 200 people were killed, most from 7th Royal Scots on their way to Gallipoli.  Worst rail crash in UK history.
 
I agree . . Very interesting series
 
Will he get round to mentioning the French charged us for each kilometre of line we laid in France?
 

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