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#1 Liz in Eastbourne

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:59 PM

Today's episode of Dominic Sandbrook's history of the Post Office, The People's Post, was about the Post Office's role in WW1. The week's programmes are broadcast as an omnibus on Friday at 9pm.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:34 PM

Managed to hear a bit of this today ( I switched on to listen to the Archers :blink: ) Very interesting programme

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:00 PM

Hi Michelle
I thought it was good too, but was interrupted while listening so am glad to see now that it is on i-player as well as being repeated on Friday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b0184yvg


There's also some info on the postal museum website.

http://www.postalher...peoplespost-war

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:12 PM

Oops ! Just started separate thread on same programme .I thought that it was fascinating. Had often wondered how much post written by soldiers was checked, and the codes that soldiers used to pass on information to their loved ones.