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Ep. 130 – Sex on the Western Front – Dr Bruce Cherry


Dr Bruce Cherry talks about his book on the sex life of the Tommy on the Western Front, They Didn’t Want to Die Virgins: Sex and Morale in the British Army on the Western Front 1914-1918, which was published by Helion and Co in 2016.  Your browser does not support the audio …

"And Bert’s gone syphilitic" – The Real Tragedies Behind the Cane Hill Hospital Memorial at Croydon.


In 1981 nearly 6,000 bodies were exhumed from the cemetery of Cane Hill Hospital, formerly the 3rd Surrey County Lunatic Asylum. They were cremated and their ashes scattered at Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery. In 2009 a considerable correspondence took place on the Great War Forum, members investing time and effort in putting forward the cases of s…