Warfare in News

Posted on Tuesday 17th January

The first of a new two-part adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's modern classic, Birdsong, is due to be aired on BBC One this coming Sunday.

The popular novel has been adapted by the Bafta award-winning Abi Morgan and spans the decade of the First World War, telling the story of a young Englishman named Stephen Wraysford who arrives in Amiens, Northern France, in 1910, to stay with the Azaire family and begins an illicit love affair with Isabelle Azaire.

In 1916, Stephen finds himself serving in the trenches on the Western Front in the area where he experienced his great love and meets a tunneller named Jack Firebrace who helps him endure the ravages of war and make peace with his feelings for Isabelle.

Part one, starring Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy as Stephen and Isabelle, will be aired at 9.00pm-10.25pm on Sunday 22 January.

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The Outbreak of War World One

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The Outbreak of War World One

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The First World War changed the history of the world and is used as a marker for modern day history. Its importance cannot be understated as it not only changed the way wars were fought, but influenced history.

Up until the First World War, battles had usually been fought between two armies and not involved civilians. With the outbreak of the Great War, this all changed as military leaders looked to… Read more...

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