Great-Uncle Harry: A Tale of War and Empire

5.30PM Thursday, 28th September 2023 (1 hour)
Michael Palin

Michael Palin recreates the extraordinary life and tragic death of a First World War soldier - his great-uncle Harry. Some years ago a stash of family records was handed down to Michael Palin, among which were photos of an enigmatic young man in army uniform, as well as photos of the same young man as a teenager looking uncomfortable at family gatherings. This, Michael learnt, was his Great-Uncle Harry, born in 1884, died in 1916. He had previously had no idea that he had a Great-Uncle Harry, much less that his life was cut short at the age of 32 when he was killed in the Battle of the Somme. The discovery both shocked him and made him want to know much more about him.

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